• But I always need to identify with a character to write about him or her - and by "identify," I mean see the world through that person's eyes and have a strong sense of the inner logic of their acts and decisions, wacky or wrongheaded though they might be. In that sense, I think there's some of me in all of them.

    "How 'the Goon Squad' came to be". Interview with Christian DuChateau, April 24, 2011.