Author of the novel Gods Behaving Badly, soon to be a film starring Christopher Walken and Sharon Stone. Writer, with Robert Hudson, of BBC Radio 4 series Warhorses of Letters, starring Stephen Fry and Daniel Rigby. Co-author of the erotic spoof Fifty Shelves of Grey. Co-host of the Firestation Book Swap in Windsor and London.
Feeling under the weather and browsing GOOP for no good reason, I came across the following in an interview with some self-help writers who are both a couple and experts in relationships:
Gay: “I walked into a room with about 50 people in it and immediately saw Katie for the first time. She came up to me to ask a question. To this day we can’t remember what the question was, because I said, ‘Before I answer that, I want to let you know I feel attracted to you and would love to ask you to have a cup of coffee with me. However, I need to let you know that I’ve just made a big commitment: I’m only interested in relationships where both people are committed to honesty, taking responsibility instead of blaming, and have a deep commitment to your creative path. On those terms, would you like to have a cup of coffee with me?’”
Kate: “This was it! I said, ‘Yes, I’d love to have coffee with you on those terms,’ but I knew what I was really saying yes to was what I’d always wanted.”
Gentlemen, I feel it is only fair to warn you: this chat-up line will not work on me.