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meet the super-powered weldon owen book geeks! in this episode: katie schlossberg


Name: Katie Schlossberg

Job Title: Receptionist

Birthplace: San Francisco, CA

College major: Journalism

Years in the book business: Less than one.

Three words. Working for a book publisher is: Entertaining and (more specific to a cookbook publisher) hunger-inducing. 

Is this what you wanted to be when you grew up? Well, no, I didn't aspire to be a receptionist.  But I've always loved to read, and in fact volunteered in a library when I was in elementary and middle school, so at least I'm in the right field!

What's the last book you read? Favorite book? I'm currently reading Live From New York, which is essentially the biography of Saturday Night Live. It's been really interesting to read about how the show has evolved over all these years, and what role the original cast played in the show's formation. Interviews with John Belushi's widow have been particularly poignant. In terms of a favorite book, I wish I could say that it's some intellectual classic, but I've got to go with Tina Fey's Bossypants. Even in my third reading that books makes me laugh out loud...which is why I don't read it on the bus anymore.

What's your favorite thing to do when you're not reading?  Hang out in one of San Francisco's many awesome parks with good friends and a good sandwich.

It's Friday, late afternoon. Visions of what refreshing beverage start swimming in your mind?  Mojitos. Always mojitos.

Favorite lunch under $10 in San Francisco? The "Piglet" grilled ham and cheese sandwich from The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen in SoMa. If you have not yet visited this lunch destination, you're a fool. A fool!

The office is empty and you can crank the music as loud as you like. What track? If You Want Me to Stay by Sly and the Family Stone. In a word: funky.

Shamelessly goofy riddle or knock-knock joke. Please share. What do you call three holes in the ground? Well, well, well.

What's your superpower?  My super ability to tell if a caller is a telemarketer. And let me tell you, it comes in very handy at this job.


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