An Interview with Richard Haddon, Protagonist of Courtney Maum’s I AM HAVING SO MUCH FUN HERE WITHOUT YOU
June 12, 2014
Usually we email authors for our Word About Writing series. But I couldn’t resist asking protagonist Richard Haddon a few quick questions this time around. Richard isn’t a heroic character. Though he wishes he was a better man, a heroic man, and not a cheat. We follow Richard as he tries to rectify his mistakes in Courtney Maum’s debut novel, I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You. It’s an ambitious book. Unique. And, like Maum, hilarious.
New Yorkers, check out Maum’s book launch party, tonight at Powerhouse Arena, co-hosted by the awesome folks at Electric Literature.
And without further ado, a Q&A with Richard Haddon by Celia Johnson, Creative Director of Slice.
Biggest regret: Thinking I could get away with it.
Most proud of: The fact that I have a decent relationship with my parents.
Favorite food: Fries and gravy. (a.k.a., Poutine.)
Boxers or briefs? Depends on the pants!
When I’m stressed, I…: Think about things that stress me out more, like whether Anne I should have had—or should be making—another child, and whether such baby-making would help me win her back.
At the top of my bucket list: Take my wife on a movie-dinner date, except ratchet it up: a movie at the historical Japanese art house cinema, La Pagode in Paris, followed by sweetbreads at Chateaubriand.
This summer, I will…: Run the Swiffer picker upper through the detritus of my life.