8 Questions with Adam Minter

Adam Minter is the author of Junkyard Planet and Secondhandhttp://shanghaiscrap.com/


Which talent would you most like to have?

To keep rhythm as precisely as a jazz drummer.


What is your most treasured possession?

I don’t have one.


What is your idea of perfect happiness?

On holiday in the American Southwest, driving a car through the desert with my wife and son.


What is your motto?

“If at first you don’t succeed, quit and look for a new project that’s at least twice as difficult.”


How would you like to die?

Swan dive into a live volcano.


If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what would it be?

Backup point guard who plays 12 defense-oriented minutes per night for 16 seasons in the NBA.


What do you consider the most overrated virtue?



What is your current state of mind?