Interview with SUZY SORO
Suzy Soro is a comedian, actor, and writer. On Seinfeld she got the last chocolate babka, and on Curb Your Enthusiasm Larry David called her a very bad name. Her first memoir, CELEBRITY sTALKER, was published in 2012. She lives in Los Angeles, waiting for the next earthquake to destroy her enemies.
What are you reading right now?
IS EVERYONE HANGING OUT WITHOUT ME? by Mindy Kaling, BOBBED HAIR AND BATHTUB GIN by Marion Meade, and ALL MY FRIENDS ARE GOING TO BE STRANGERS by Larry McMurtry.
No, I don't have ADD.
What first sparked your interest in writing?
When I was sixteen, I told my Dad a story and he said I should write it down on his old upright Underwood, which weighed about a hundred pounds because it was surely made out of Civil War cannonballs. He was an intimidating Army Colonel and I was scared of him so I did. I still have his typewriter. It's in a closet because I can't lift it.
What do you love the most about writing? The least?
The thing I love the most about writing is when I finish a chapter and consider it perfect.
The thing I love the least about writing is discovering that my perfect chapter really isn't so perfect after all.
Moral of the story: Reread at your own peril.
Tell us a little about your writing process.
First I make sure there's nothing good on TV or Netflix. Since there's always something good on one or the other, I persuade myself that the sale of what I'm writing will pay my rent. Obviously I'm delusional.
What are your passions?
What inspires you?
Sometimes I reread Sedaris or Burroughs and they inspire me to try harder.
Did you know without a doubt what you would write about in your NO KIDDING essay or did you have a few topics from which you narrowed it down?
While others struggled with their innermost thoughts on the subject and came up with insightful responses, I didn't even have to think about it. My goal in writing is the same as my goal in being a comedian. If I can't be funny, I should choose another profession. So How Can I Make This Funny trumped Why I Never Had Children.
Was if difficult writing about something so personal?
I'm not Jon Stewart. I don't talk about politics. I'm not Jerry Seinfeld. I don't talk about lost socks in the dryer. I'm a blabbermouth who talks about everything personal.
If my therapist ever publishes the notes on my sessions, my point will be proved.
Do you have any advice for aspiring authors?
Marry for money. Then you won't have to write.
Is there anything else you would like to tell us about yourself?
Yes, but this is a PG site.