This past week, I did an interview with a writer for NYU Local, a blog that covers news and stories concerning my undergraduate alma mater, New York University. They were, of course, interested in my stint as “Bobst Boy,” when I lived in the university library for nearly an academic year. It’s been a while since I’ve done an interview, although I get requests all the time from all sorts of people all over the country. I usually politely decline interview requests–they are exhausting and I’ve said so much about it already–but since I hadn’t given one in some time and I feel a certain loyalty to current NYU students, I accepted. I was pleased by how well it turned out; I have thought a lot about my experiences throughout the years and I think I’ve developed a certain perspective on them that was simply lacking back then. But I am still amused that current students still talk about me and that my story has become a campus legend of sorts–how appropriate for a story about a folklorist!
You can read the interview at NYU local.