What is the measure of a good life?
Andrew Sean Greer is an American novelist and short-story writer. The New York Times called his 2008 novel The Story of a Marriage “lyrical” and “inspired.” His first novel, 2001’s The Path of Minor Planets, was well received, and his second, 2004’s The Confessions of Max Tivoli, earned him comparisons to Proust and Nabokov from critic John Updike. His stories have appeared in Esquire, The Paris Review, The New Yorker, and other national publications. Born in Washington, D.C., Greer received his bachelor’s degree from Brown University and his master’s degree from the University of Montana. He currently resides in San Francisco. Greer was so well received as an undergrad that his classmates elected him the commencement speaker, for his own graduation.
I think it’s day to day. I think it’s every day. Not compromising. You know, every day having a great day, a great hour and not missing it. I don’t think it’s saving up for the end. I think that would be ridiculous, so I guess that’s my answer. I didn’t even know I felt that way.
Andrew Sean Greer surprises himself with his answer.
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