A. Just do it (oh, hang on, I think someone else might have used that...)
A. "I don't know - what do YOU think?"
A. Being able to talk to anyone, anywhere - I have a friend who can do that. It's a great gift.
A. Writing a novel and having it published in the current climate (sorry kids - I guess you were expecting a mention here...)
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'