Email question:

AJ,
How and when did you decide you wanted to be a writer? Also, who is your favorite author and favorite book? Just curious... — J-No

Booooo. Just kidding. Anyway — I decided I wanted to be a writer when my first career choice, A & R rep or record producer, did not work out. It turns out, a job in the music industry is rather difficult when you're deaf in one ear and only listen to heavy metal. Favorite author right now is Charles Bock. Go grab "Beautiful Children" and read it 50 times. It's excellent. Favorite book all time? "The Dirt." I can read that once a week and always find something new. And that burrito trick actually works.