Amazon.com Interview mit Melissa


Amazon.com: What are you reading right now?

Melissa Joan Hart: I read a lot of scripts. Actually, I want to read the
new Stephen King. I just bought that yesterday. Last year I went to
school, last semester, in the spring; I did a correspondence course with
NYU, and I read a whole bunch of autobiographies by women. It included
the skater who lost her husband, Ekaterina Gordeeva, and Audrey
Hepburn's autobiography. I just love reading autobiographies; I love the
fact that they're real and that this really happened to someone.

Amazon.com: What book do you want your friends to read?

Melissa Joan Hart: There's two. I think everyone should read The Little
Prince at least once a year. And my favorite book
is Bastard Out of Carolina.

Amazon.com: What book would you rescue from a burning house?

Melissa Joan Hart: The Little Prince.

Amazon.com: What book would you like for your birthday?

Melissa Joan Hart: Any Jane Austen hardcover. I've read all of her
stuff, but I don't have hardcovers.

Amazon.com: What was your favorite book growing up?

Melissa Joan Hart: Probably James and the Giant Peach.

Amazon.com: What book did you hide from your parents?

Melissa Joan Hart: Our Bodies, Ourselves.

Amazon.com: What book has most influenced your adult life?

Melissa Joan Hart: Probably Pride and Prejudice. The lead character,
Elizabeth, her determination, just--she was kind of pig-headed but she
was also very sensitive and vulnerable. I love the way Jane Austen
writes women; they're real characters.

Amazon.com: If you could be a fictional character for a day, who would
it be?

Melissa Joan Hart: The Little Prince.

Amazon.com: What poem or book line can you recite by heart?

Melissa Joan Hart: "If a body catch a body comin' through the rye."

Amazon.com: What is your most dog-eared book?

Melissa Joan Hart: Probably My Sergei. That book really got to me,
really touched me. I ended up trying to get in touch with her to invite
her and her daughter to come down to the set of Sabrina. I called her
agent. I was so intrigued by the love story. It's so intense, it's such
a Romeo and Juliet story--but it's true.

Amazon.com: If you could change the ending of a book, what would it be,
and how would it end?

Melissa Joan Hart: My Sergei would have ended with her letting him go.
She still seemed miserable, and I understand that completely, but
there's also so many other things to live for.

Amazon.com: Which author would write your biography?

Melissa Joan Hart: J.D. Salinger. The way he writes is so raw and
natural. I don't think I'm all that different from Holden Caulfield.