A. "Experience is one thing you can't get for nothing." Oscar Wilde (who else?)
A. It depends on the year. In 1977, it was meeting Peter Frampton. In 1988, it was mastering French. In 1992, it was marrying the man of my dreams. In 2012: my novel being published. Without a doubt.
A. Love the cocky, misanthropic, flawed Sherlock Holmes.
A. Impossible! Let's try... "Tiger Lily" by Luna; "Man on the Moon," by REM; "I'm Your Man," by Leonard Cohen; "The State I'm In," by Belle & Sebastian; "Sway," by the Rolling Stones. And Elvis Costello's entire album "Imperial Bedroom." And all the songs by the Beatles, except for "Ob-la-di, ob-la-da".
A. My mother.