My Secret Life Eric Schlosser, Novelist
Eyre, Hermione, The Independent (London, England)
Eric Schlosser is a correspondent for Atlantic Monthly, whose work has examined issues including the American prison system and the war on drugs. Best known for his book Fast Food Nation, which exposed the US meat industry, his new work, Chew On This, returns to the theme for children (Puffin, pounds 5.99).
I drive / ride ... too fast.
If I have time to myself... I vanish into the hills.
You wouldn't know it but I'm very good at... keeping my mouth shut.
You may not know it but I'm no good at ... food preparation.
A book that changed me...
Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman. Also On the Road (Jack Kerouac), The Rebel (Albert Camus), USA (John Dos Passos).
Movie heaven... Francis Ford Coppola, Stanley Kubrick, Martin Scorsese, Richard Linklater, Michael Winterbottom, Jim Taylor & Alexander Payne (thewriters of Sideways).
Comfort eating... dark chocolate.
When I was a child I wanted to be ...a New York City garbageman.
Iwish I'd never worn . …