CS: The answer to that question changes week to week. This week: Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Therapy.
KLC: Where’s the coolest place you’ve ever traveled to?
CS: Edmonton, Alberta.
KLC: And what was so cool about it?
CS: The air.
KLC: Name one movie you can quote and then quote it.
CS: The Stuntman. How tall was King Kong?
KLC: Pick one: Eleanor Roosevelt, Angela Davis, or Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
CS: I'll pick Ellen Johnson Sirleaf because I didn't know who she was until you asked. Possibly the only thing worse than being an ignorant white person is not acknowledging when someone makes you just a little less ignorant. Once again knowing a Corthron makes me a better person.
KLC: The United States electoral process is _______________________.
CS: A mystery to me.
(my excuse is that I'm Canadian)
KLC: What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever done to get someone’s attention?
CS: Pretend to be vegetarian.
KLC: If you had the opportunity to patent a brand new product, what might that be?
CS: At this point I'm beginning to be suspicious of your motives for this interview. As far as you know I don't have any ideas for any new products. At least not that I'm willing to share. If I had them. Which I don't.
KLC: Which of the following is least likely to ever exist: bigfoot, elves, or government regulation on Wall Street?
CS: I'm pretty sure bigfoot and elves already do exist. Even if they didn't, the answer would still be government regulation on Wall Street.
KLC: Can you share something about yourself that no one has ever asked you about in an interview before?
CS: I'd much rather be broken up with than break up with someone.
Cory Silverberg was raised in the 1970s by a sex therapist and a children’s librarian. He no longer gets therapy, but he does write children’s books. The first, What Makes a Baby, was released in May 2013 by Seven Stories Press. The second, Sex Is a Funny Word, will be released in 2015. He can be found online at sexuality.about.com, where he writes about sexual culture, health, and politics.