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Jonah Winter

Jonah Winter is the celebrated author of many picture book biographies, including Barack, which was a New York Times bestseller. His other books include Here Comes the Garbage Barge, Sonia Sotomayor, Roberto Clemente, and others. A poet and a painter, Mr. Winter lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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Jonah Winter
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. If at first you don't succeed, keep trying and trying and trying until you've driven everyone around you completely insane.

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. Julias Ceasar. And I'd say to him, "We've come to cease your berries, not to praise them. Get it? Get it? Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!"

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. People who text-message while driving. Actually, that's more than a "peeve" -- I'm terrified of these people. "Peeve"...? People who, upon getting to the top of the subway stairwell, stop in their tracks and start texting. In fact, I'll just simply it: Texting. First of all, "text" is a noun, not a verb, you goobers! Secondly, it's a drug! It's addictive! Thirdly, it rots your brain, makes you stupid. Stop doing it!!!

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. Ayyyyy...EH?

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Aung San Suu Kyi.

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