You're Not The Only One Interview on Samuel A. Coren
What years were you in middle school?
My Father in Middle School
What kinds of music, movies, and fashions were popular at the time?
For movies, a great number of people enjoyed watching Jurassic Park, Reality Bites, Forest Gump, and Titanic.
While the girls wore loose t-shirts with logos, gap sweatshirts, and lots of bangles, the boys wore bubble shaped goose down jackets, low slung, baggy jeans, white tank tops, timberlins, and baseball caps.
What were your favorite activities in middle school? What were your hobbies and interests?
What jobs/interests/activities do you have now? Is there a connection between what you like back then and what you enjoy today?
My most recent job as a bookstore manager reflects that. I have also worked with friends on music and installation art projects. This speaks to my interest in the arts. At the moment, I am working on a Providence mayoral campaign and focusing on sustainability and responsible development.
My Father at an Open Mic
What was the best part about being in middle school?
What was the worst part?
Also, I was frequently sent to the school psychologist by teachers who thought that I was on drugs. This was due to the fact that I received very little sleep and wore dark clothing.
How would you describe your middle school self?
On the other hand I was inquisitive and adventurous.