What do you do for work?
I own Honey & Wax Booksellers in Brooklyn. We’re rare book dealers, specializing in literary and cultural history — especially the way that classic texts reach new audiences.
Reading. Every night, I leave my books at work for my books at home. I also like walking around cities — my own and others.
I wish I hadn’t been so worried about pleasing and impressing people when I was younger. That took a long time to unlearn, and I still struggle with it.
Can you describe your fantasy version of your older self?
Growing up in suburban Delaware, I imagined I would live in a Manhattan penthouse with a river view, and be married to Elvis Costello. Neither of those has come to pass. But I don’t think my teenage self would be too disappointed by my actual life and work.
What’s your biggest fear?
That moderate and progressive Americans are unequipped to deal with this political moment.
What’s your guilty pleasure?
I rarely feel guilty about my pleasures.
What does the group mean to you?
I’ve really benefitted from the experiences shared here – this group has shaped my thinking about how I want to approach the next decade of my life, as my nest empties and I can fly at will.