My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Beware of mottoes and maxims
Q. What do you regret most?
A. My rocky first year of college -- I wasted time, money, and opportunities.
Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
A. Kindness, honesty, and a sense of humor
Q. What’s your greatest fear?
A. No longer being able to write. And poisonous snakes.
Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. No one in history, but among fictional heroes: Jim Dixon from Lucky Jim (my favorite novel)