Andrew Gross quotes

  • I don't like writing straight-up thrillers. I like writing about families hurled into crisis and danger - soccer moms and regular dads and husbands who might have to rescue their daughters or who are, say, hedge fund managers and have one foot on the sidelines watching their kids and the other in nefarious cover-ups and conspiracies.
    -- Andrew Gross

    #Soccer #Mom #Daughter

  • Im all about entertaining and keeping a reader on the edge of their seat, so to me, the social issues have to be meaningful and give the book whats really at stake, but ultimately its not about them - its always a personal story of everyday people thrust into life-threatening situations and having to perform heroic acts.
    -- Andrew Gross

    #Meaningful #Book #Issues

  • One novel that I think is an overriding influence in my life is 'All the King's Men,' the most beautiful book written in the U.S.
    -- Andrew Gross

    #Beautiful #Kings #Book

  • As for suspense, I like to write books that draw you into the hero's plight from the opening pages, where people put their lives on the line for something - a belief, a family member, the truth.
    -- Andrew Gross

    #Hero #Book #Writing

  • Blind Curve,' the book I'm working on now, sprang from a crazy incident that happened to me last year while on my book tour. I was pulled out of my car for a minor traffic violation - an incident that escalated into my being thrown into cuffs and told I was going to jail. Except in my story, the hero doesn't get off as easily as I did.
    -- Andrew Gross

    #Crazy #Book #Hero

  • Eyes Wide Open' took shape from two real life events straight from my own past. One was the sad suicide of my young nephew, a troubled kid, who was found at the bottom of a landmark cliff in central California. The second was a chance encounter forty years ago with none other than, ahem, Charles Manson!
    -- Andrew Gross

    #Suicide #Real #Kids

  • Blind Curve, the book I'm working on now, sprang from a crazy incident that happened to me last year while on my book tour. I was pulled out of my car for a minor traffic violation - an incident that escalated into my being thrown into cuffs and told I was going to jail. Except in my story, the hero doesn't get off as easily as I did.
    -- Andrew Gross

    #Crazy #Book #Hero

  • 'Good as Gone' goes from zero to 60 in under six seconds and never lets off the gas! If you like your thrillers filled with nonstop action in a race against time through Europe's underbelly, hop in and take a ride.
    -- Andrew Gross

    #Zero #Race #Europe

  • On current form, both teams will probably lose.

  • He's not fit, either physically or biomechanically.

  • One reason outfielders don't have stronger arms might be they don't practice as much as we did. Most teams today don't take outfield practice. Another reason is baseball has to compete with other sports now - basketball, football, soccer - for the better athletes that might have more skills and stronger arms.

  • I would forgive my mom, but she's going to have to admit she did some things that were wrong.

  • My mom's a psychologist, and I think that has influenced me on a personal level. Plus, I'm just generally interested in visualization and humanity, social activity and technology, and what happens in aggregate.

  • It is a sad commentary of our times when our young must seek advice and counsel from 'Dear Abby' instead of going to Mom and Dad.

  • I don't have anything against my mom, but my family has no emotional connection to each other.

  • I believe it from the bottom of my heart, and your sons and daughters, too, can have the American dream come true.

  • There is another old poet whose name I do not now remember who said, 'Truth is the daughter of Time.'

  • One of the greatest gifts I've ever gotten is my daughter.