8 Questions with Kirstin Chen

Kirstin Chen is the author of Soy Sauce for Beginners and Bury What We Cannot Takehttp://kirstinchen.com/


Which talent would you most like to have?

To sleep more soundly.


What is your most treasured possession?

My yoga mat. I've practiced yoga in airports, hotel rooms, hallways, kitchens, balconies...


What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Saturday morning with a cup of coffee, my partner next to me on the sofa, and some grand slam tennis on TV.


What is your motto?

Live as if life is rigged in your favour.


How would you like to die?

Peacefully, in my sleep.


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

An ancient redwood tree.


What do you consider the most overrated virtue?



What is your current state of mind?

Tired, but hopeful.