Oleander Girl by Chitra Divakaruni
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Ancora Imparo--Still I am Learning (from Michelangelo)
Q. What do you regret most?
A. Nothing. Regret is a useless emotion
Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
A. I hate it when people throw away food--I've seen too many hungry people
Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
A. This one, just with more bestsellers & awards and fans clamoring for me to autograph their bodies.
Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. The Rani of Jhansi, an Indian freedom fighter