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Face Time with Michael Anson

Sugar Grove resident Michael Anson, 43, was at the Sugar Grove Public Library when he answered 12 questions for the Kane County Chronicle’s Al Lagattolla.

Where did you grow up? St. Charles

Do you have any pets? Two dogs – Kierka, she’s an Akita, and a beagle named Hank

Who would play you in the movie of your life? Daniel Day-Lewis

What was your first job? A paperboy

As a kid, what want to be when you grew up? An actor

What did you become? I am a writer. I’m in grad school at Northwestern, getting my MFA in creative writing. I’m working on a novel called, “The History of What’s to Come.” It’s about a woman who discovers she has multiple sclerosis and hides it from her husband. He finds out, and he can’t forgive her. It’s all about how she, with the help of her best friend, Dewey, tries to put her life back together.

Is there a movie or book you would recommend? I just finished “The Kite Runner.” I liked it a lot. One of the most challenging movies is “Cloud Atlas.” Just for fun, I liked “Skyfall.”

Do you have a favorite charity? Any pet charity, specifically PAWS or Anderson Animal Shelter

Do you have any hobbies? Tennis

Do you speak another language? Barely. I took French for five years, but I don’t speak it at all.

What is your favorite local restaurant? Blackstone

What is an interesting factoid about yourself? I was born on Gandhi’s birthday, 100 years later, exactly.

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