Singer/songwriter Amanda McBroom is the songwriter behind the famed Golden Globe winning tune “The Rose” from the movie of the same name. The California native attributes her success to “divine intervention and a lot of caffeine.” On January 29th, Amanda debuts at the Café Carlyle with her engagement, “A Valentine Rose”. Find out the one thing she wastes too much money on as we get her On the Couch!
What do you consider to be your best asset?
My sense of humor.
What was your proudest moment?
Performing “The Rose” at the Grammys.
What is your favorite drink?
A fine New Zealand sauvignon blanc.
What is your favorite food?
Ooh…that's hard! A fine California guacamole.
What is your favorite condiment?
What is your current obsession?
Losing the eternal ten pounds.
If you could give up one of your vices, what would it be?
A fine New Zealand sauvignon blanc…actually, any alcohol.
What is the one professional accomplishment you long for most?
Performing at the Carlyle…no kidding.
What is the one thing you waste too much money on?
A fine New Zealand…no…buying gifts for people.
What is the one activity you waste too much time doing?
What do you consider to be the single greatest threat to your health?
What is the single best trait you inherited or learned from your parents?
An appreciation for fine language.
What is the single worst trait you inherited or learned from your parents?
To hide my feelings if they are in any way negative.
What in the world most thrills you?
Two things…any time spent in a forest, and the sound of my husband singing.
What current trend in popular culture most irritates you?
Twitter…actually, the obsession with instant communication in any form.
What was the single most embarrassing moment you've ever experienced on the job?
When I fell off the stage during a seriously poignant moment in a concert in Chicago and my shoes flew into the audience.
What is your favorite place in the world?
The back deck of our house at the top of the north island of New Zealand.
What is the most important trait you seek in a romantic partner?
A sense of humor.
Do you prefer the company of dogs or cats?
Not a fair question! I have and adore both…cats are easier, dog more enthusiastic.
What would have to happen to make today the best day of your life?
It already is.