A. Just do it (oh, hang on, I think someone else might have used that...)
A. Getting off the plane somewhere I've never been before, experiencing that thrill of the total unknown
A. Something happening to one of my children or to my eyesight - I can't imagine any greater loss than not being able to read.
A. Being able to talk to anyone, anywhere - I have a friend who can do that. It's a great gift.
A. Jennifer Egan or Anne Enright or Ann Patchett because they get to look in the mirror and say 'damn, I write some fine books'