Deadly by Julie Chibbaro
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Take it to the edge of risk, then go a little further.
Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?
A. Jammin'/Bob Marley; Under the Bridge/Red Hot Chili Peppers; Fever/Peggy Lee; Jeremy/Pearl Jam; Plush/STP
Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
A. Weeds in my garden. They don't belong there, and they know it, but still they grow.
Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
A. In Prague.
Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
A. Mostly what I wonder about the past is: What really happened? When I read about Typhoid Mary, there was little information from Mary's point of view, and I'd like to ask her: "Why didn't you believe you carried the disease?" I'm reading about Washington Roebling, who engineered and built the Brooklyn Bridge, despite horrible physical pain from a diving disease (the bends), and I want to ask him, "What really made you so sick?" Even more than that, I'd like to ask his wife Emily Roebling if she was the real engineer behind the building of the bridge. But that's another story for another time!