Jonathan Alter: What Are You Reading?
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My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. I don't like mottos but believe in staying skeptical yet idealistic.
Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
A. I'd ask Abraham Lincoln about his childhood, which is not well understood.
Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?
A. My intense interest in politics and history.
Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
A. Sense of humor, decency, insight
Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?