My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. "Experience is one thing you can't get for nothing." Oscar Wilde (who else?)
Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. Sylvia Beach, maybe? An American expatriate book lover.
Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
A. Although there are many historical figures that would make me stand in silent awe (Susan B. Anthony, for one), it would have been good fun to meet Kiki de Montparnasse (née Alice Prin). Bohemian, lively and gregarious, she was a model, artist, singer, but mainly a good-time girl who defined Paris in the interwar period.
Q. What do you regret most?
A. Things too idiotic to mention.
Q. What’s your greatest flaw?
A. Impatience. And I have been known to get cranky when I'm hungry.