Happiness interview: Lisa Takeuchi Cullen (@lisacullen).
I met Lisa through a writers' group; oh, how I love to belong to groups. She's a woman of many writing talents-journalism, fiction, TV-writing (in fact, did a pilot for CBS this season)-and I couldn't wait to read her new novel.
And it doesn't disappoint. Pastors' Wives is utterly absorbing, and a fascinating look at a particular world, and several engaging characters. I couldn't put it down.
Happiness is a major theme of the book, so I was very curious to hear what Lisa had to say.
Gretchen: What's a simple activity that consistently makes you happier?
Lisa: I talk to my sister every day on the phone. We're twelve months and two weeks apart in age, and growing up we shared a bedroom, Jordache jeans, and AquaNet hairspray (but never boyfriends…that would be weird). After college we roomed together in New York City, and after we got married, we bought houses eight miles apart in New Jersey. But with kids andRead More »from I Am Constantly, Compulsively Worrying Over the Choices I Made