I’m used to bartending five or six nights a week! So I know this book wouldn’t have been possible without, you know, being kind of stuck at home and away from everyone for like an extended period of time. In terms of the way I navigate my work in general, I write a lot about trauma and longing and pain. I talk about it in the Teach a man to fish he’ll turn around and try to teach you to fish like he invented it and you’re an idiot shirt book, where I’m like, “I kind of want to be writing a book about joy, but I don’t quite know how right now.” Overall, I think I’m reasonably well-balanced, so I’m able to sit with a lot of bad emotion without letting it drive me insane. I would get up, go on a long walk with my dog, do yoga or ride my bike, read for a little bit, and then I would work on this book.