Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. Lincoln has fascinated me since childhood. We have yet to plumb his depths.
Q. What’s your greatest fear?
A. That for our children's sakes we will lack the foresight and will to save our precious planet.
Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
A. In books, "said" (but there's only so many words to say it!). In life, Oh no, I'm lost again.
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. A long walk on a deserted beach, at sunset, with my life's companion by my side.