Questions Real People Ask Beth

Q: Admit it. You’re Julie, aren’t you?

A: Nope.

Q: How long are you going to keep telling people you’re not Julie?

A: Until the day I die or someone actually believes me, whichever comes first.

Q: Did you really date 27 men in one year?

A: Yes.

Q: How is that possible?

A: Twenty-seven first dates, thirteen second dates, five third dates and no fourth dates. That’s actually only 45 dates over the course of 366 days (it was a leap year). That’s less than one a week.

Q: So you’re a serial dater too?

A: Past tense. I’m married now so I had to give up dating. That’s why I took up writing. I needed a new hobby.

Q: Admit it. You’re Julie, aren’t you?

A: I am not Julie.

Q: Is your husband one of the 27 men you dated?

A: No.

Q: Is your husband Joe?

A: I wish!

Q: Are you secretly in love with Joe? And if so, does your husband know?

A: Yes and yes, but he thinks he’s Joe, so it’s okay. Shhh. Don’t tell him.

Q: Are any of the dates in the book real?

A: Just one.

Q: Which one?

A: On the advice of counsel, I must invoke my Fifth Amendment right.

Q: You really are Julie, aren’t you?

A: No.

Q: Are you really an entertainment lawyer?

A: Yes.

Q: What celebrities have you met?

A: None. But I’ve had lots of star sightings.

Q: Who have you seen?

A: Most recently, Matthew McConaughey. But I wasn’t wearing my glasses so I didn’t know it was him until someone shouted “I can’t believe you just totally ignored Matthew McConaughey!” the second the elevator doors slid shut behind him.

Q: What was your best celebrity sighting when you actually could see the celebrity?

A: Hmmm. It’s a toss-up. I once ran into George Clooney (literally) in the hallway at Warner Bros. He is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS in person. Way better looking in real life then he is in the movies and on TV.

Q: Did you jump him?

A: No, but I wanted to.

Q: Did you at least get an autograph?

A: No.

Q: Why not?

A: You just don’t do that kind of thing in L.A. Besides, at that moment I wasn’t really thinking about obtaining a writing sample.

Q: Did you say anything to him?

A: “Excuse me.”

Q: What did he say to you?

A: “Sorry about that.”

Q: Who was the toss-up?

A: Harrison Ford. He’s got great legs by the way.

Q: How did you happen to see Harrison Ford’s legs?

A: I’m not at liberty to discuss that.

Q: What does that mean?

A: Let’s just say Harrison and I don’t see eye to eye on the whole stalking issue.

Q: You stalked Harrison Ford?

A: No, I was kidding.

Q: You really are Julie, aren’t you?