David Goodwillie

David Goodwillie is the author of the novel American Subversive, a New York Times Notable Book of 2010, and the acclaimed memoir Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time. He has also played professional baseball, worked as a private investigator, and was an expert at Sotheby's auction house. A graduate of Kenyon College, he lives in New York City.  

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American Subversive

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My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. The words on my screensaver: "Sit down and write, you idiot."

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Henry Gondorff

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. Open-mindedness

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. At the moment: My Only Offer (Mates of State); Better Son/Daughter (Rilo Kiley); Plus Ones (Okkervil River); Wake Up (Julia Darling); Two Steps Forward (Emmy the Great).

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. I keep thinking about Marfa, Texas, though I've never been.

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