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    [–] Question for John thesoundandthefury 7 points ago in tatwdspoilers

    The couple in An Abundance of Katherines end up together!

    (...which is maybe one of the reasons it is my least popular book?)

    [–] I'm John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars and Turtles All the Way Down. I'm in a bus for the next eight hours. AMA. thesoundandthefury 42 points ago in IAmA

    gah that's such a cool p.s. Thanks for making my little book a part of your big day!

    Adult life is always a balancing act between professional responsibilities and personal ones, but I am incredibly lucky to have a lot of flexibility in how I spend my time, and luckier still to have brilliant collaborators to make stuff with. So with the Project for Awesome, for instance, the real work is being done by the people who are procuring perks and building a livestream schedule and securing matching donors and so on.

    I try really hard to turn off my computer by 6 PM every night and spend time with my kids, and not open the computer again until they go to school. I don't always succeed--especially not in the last six months as things have built toward the release of this book--but that's the goal.

    [–] I'm John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars and Turtles All the Way Down. I'm in a bus for the next eight hours. AMA. thesoundandthefury 129 points ago in IAmA

    I think the most was green, which was around 30%. Red and blue were next, probably around 20% each. I got really fond of the reddish purple color--Sharpie calls it berry--so that might've gotten another 15%. The rarest color was silver; I only signed about 300 in silver, because I don't like the way silver sharpies glide across paper.

    (I spent a lot of time thinking about this stuff.)

    [–] I'm John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars and Turtles All the Way Down. I'm in a bus for the next eight hours. AMA. thesoundandthefury 45 points ago in IAmA

    I think TATWD is a very interior novel, which would make it much harder to film than The Fault in Our Stars or Paper Towns. That might've been a subconscious response to movie stuff, but mostly I wanted to think about what language can and can't do when it comes to showing and understanding pain.

    I definitely did not think about this book ever becoming a movie. Whether it will, I don't know.

    [–] I'm John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars and Turtles All the Way Down. I'm in a bus for the next eight hours. AMA. thesoundandthefury 89 points ago in IAmA

    She's certainly a poor observer of the world outside of herself, both when it comes to character and when it comes to everything else. That was intentional, and it was important to me, because to me one of the horrors of obsessive thought spirals is that they're intensely isolating. They make it so that Aza can't connect to the people around her in the way she wants, and also the people who love her can't connect with her as deeply as they want to.

    My hope was that the reader would be able to see more of Daisy and Davis than Aza could, but it's no coincidence that Daisy and Davis's names are so similar. Aza struggles to see other people, even vastly different people, as anything other than not-Aza.

    [–] I'm John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars and Turtles All the Way Down. I'm in a bus for the next eight hours. AMA. thesoundandthefury 66 points ago in IAmA

    hahahahaha thanks for the kind words! Cereal appears in a lot of my books, now that you mention it. It's also somewhat prominent in Paper Towns. I have no idea why. I'm going to have to interrogate my consciousness on this one.

    [–] I'm John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars and Turtles All the Way Down. I'm in a bus for the next eight hours. AMA. thesoundandthefury 65 points ago in IAmA

    I'm sure will stop someday, because, you know, everything ends--but I don't foresee that day now. I love the structure that vlogbrothers brings to my life, and I love the connection Hank and I have to each other and to the community of viewers. It's still so fun.

    [–] I'm John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars and Turtles All the Way Down. I'm in a bus for the next eight hours. AMA. thesoundandthefury 24 points ago in IAmA

    The only thing I'd say is that I did not previously understand JUST HOW MUCH SIDE TO SIDE MOTION there is in one of these big RV things. So if you are a person who gets seasick--and I am--it's...pretty nauseating. Very well-appointed, though!

    [–] I'm John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars and Turtles All the Way Down. I'm in a bus for the next eight hours. AMA. thesoundandthefury 204 points ago in IAmA

    Thanks for this question, which I think is a really important one. I'm sorry that these once-happy memories have become painful ones.

    (For those unaware, several male YouTubers abused and/or assaulted young female fans. Some of them released music through our merch distribution company, although we obviously parted ways with them when we became aware of what had happened.)

    As to your question: I think it's really difficult when someone you admire and trust violates that trust by abusing the platform they've been given. It's a real betrayal, and as you describe very beautifully, it's awful to have treasured pictures become repulsive and scary. But your friendships--the help you gave other people, the help they gave you, the love you shared together--were still real and important, and I hope you're able to feel that. I suppose that's not really advice so much as commiseration, but again, I'm sorry, and I appreciate you sharing this, because so many people are going through similar experiences now amid other news of people using their power to abuse.

    [–] I'm John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars and Turtles All the Way Down. I'm in a bus for the next eight hours. AMA. thesoundandthefury 64 points ago in IAmA

    I loved that song, actually. That whole album meant so much to me, because I was a goth kid in the early 1990s. (My first concert was The Cure!) And so it took me back to a part of my past I hadn't been able to visit in a long time. Really great album.

    [–] I'm John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars and Turtles All the Way Down. I'm in a bus for the next eight hours. AMA. thesoundandthefury 105 points ago in IAmA

    I can't pick just one! I listened to early stuff a lot while writing this book. Songs that were on frequent rotation included "Source Decay," "Going to Maine," and "Going to Marrakesh."

    [–] I'm John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars and Turtles All the Way Down. I'm in a bus for the next eight hours. AMA. thesoundandthefury 8218 points ago * (lasted edited 10 days ago) in IAmA

    What is your first name and your girlfriend's first name? I will cue you at the appropriate moment. I am not going to tell you in advance what the moment is because that would make it TOO EASY.

    THIS IS HAPPENING.

    [–] I'm John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars and Turtles All the Way Down. I'm in a bus for the next eight hours. AMA. thesoundandthefury 228 points ago in IAmA

    I actually wrote a little section of The Price of Dawn for a fundraiser for the Harry Potter Alliance! (And I wrote a few pages of An Imperial Affliction for the copy that Hazel reads in the movie.) But I don't think I could ever sustain either narrative voice for an entire novel. It would feel like an impersonation, if that makes any sense.

    [–] I'm John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars and Turtles All the Way Down. I'm in a bus for the next eight hours. AMA. thesoundandthefury 107 points ago in IAmA

    Quoted from above:

    Look, I just published a book two days ago. I'm not looking to be super-divisive right now. The last thing I need is pro-pineapple or anti-pineapple people boycotting my book. So I'm just going to say that how you eat your pizza is your business, and how I eat my pizza is with no goddamned pineapple.

    [–] I'm John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars and Turtles All the Way Down. I'm in a bus for the next eight hours. AMA. thesoundandthefury 27 points ago in IAmA

    I was, yeah. But I took a lot of steps to protect myself. Aza's challenges are different from mine in ways that were important to me when it came to protecting my privacy. But this was definitely a much scarier book to publish than anything that came before it, because it is so personal, and because it does reflects aspects of my life that are ongoing problems.

    [–] I'm John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars and Turtles All the Way Down. I'm in a bus for the next eight hours. AMA. thesoundandthefury 2466 points ago in IAmA

    Look, I just published a book two days ago. I'm not looking to be super-divisive right now. The last thing I need is pro-pineapple or anti-pineapple people boycotting my book. So I'm just going to say that how you eat your pizza is your business, and how I eat my pizza is with no goddamned pineapple.