My Life in 8 Words
Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
A. Honesty, curiosity, wit.
Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
A. My mind doesn't really work like this--but I have always wanted to go to one of those parties in the Great Gatsby. And maybe I would like to go out to tea with Emily Holmes Coleman. I'd want her to try and tell me about that stint she wrote about in The Shutter of Snow. I bet it would be a wild tea party, full of gasps and hands waving.
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. I am not built to have heroes, only friends.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. I don't have one.