Our guest:Lauren Baratz-Logsted
Why we think she rocks: Her writing is fun, fun, FUN!
Giveaway: ONE eBook of THE BRO-MAGNET! Leave a comment and we’ll choose the winner after 6pm PST on May 30th.
7 RANDOM QUESTIONS WITH…LAUREN BARATZ-LOGSTED
1. What’s your favorite movie of all time? Why? Oh, that is hard. I’m going to go with Titanic, because it holds up over time and many viewings. Titanic is on my mind since tomorrow I’m taking my daughter to see it because nothing says motherly love like bodies floating toward you in 3D. In terms of my favorite romantic comedy? It’d probably be My Best Friend’s Wedding.
2. What’s the first thing you watch on your DVR each week? What’s been sitting unwatched for three months? Um, I don’t know how to DVR. In terms of Netflix, the thing we dragged about finishing was the final season of Nip Tuck. We just watched and loved Season 2 of Luther – if you have not tried Luther, you must! – and right now we’re doing some Freaks and Geeks.
3. American Idol, X Factor or The Voice? Why? All and none. How’s that for an answer? I’d watched AI for years, but when it got to the final picks this year I was meh on it, so I’ve only been watching pieces of the results show. X Factor we watched but were underwhelmed so I don’t like its chances for sucking us in again. The Voice I’ve seen some of because my daughter’s gaga over it. What I’ve seen does look good. I think the problems is that there are too many singing shows. I think they need at least one reality show about writers instead, patterned after Shipping Wars.
4. What was the first concert you ever went to? Who haven’t you seen that you’re dying to? Jethro Tull was my first when I was 10 years old. As for who I’m dying to see, Port Chuck, which is a band made up of four actors from General Hospital, the soap opera. How’s that for an eccentric answer?
5. What would your Oscar speech sound like? I’d be one of those yakky people they have to drown out with music just to finally get them off the stage. I’d thank everyone who’s ever helped me, from family and friends and cat and agents and editors to Chick Lit Is Not Dead – because Chick Lit is not dead! – and I’d thank everyone who’s ever gotten in my way because they’ve only made me more determined to succeed.
6. Pinterest or no interest? I have an account but I’m a tech-not. That means I could become interested if you’d come over here and show me how to use it.
7. If your book is made into a movie, who plays the lead role(s)? If we’re talking about The Bro-Magnet, I know my agent wants Bradley Cooper for the lead role of Johnny Smith. Me, I’m easy. Just so long as someone makes the movie, pays me for it and at least keeps all the best jokes, they can cast Danny DeVito as the romantic lead for all I care.