My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. "Have we learned nothing?"
Q. What do you regret most?
A. Oh, Lord, I could fill library shelves with books of my regrets. But here is one: My first novel. It is the single worst first novel ever published, bar none.
Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. Barack Obama
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. I am always happiest when I am with my wife and my daughter.
And when we are together in -- Warning, Mid-Life Novelist Cliche Dead Ahead -- Italy, I am especially content. Give me my family, a bicycle, and a bottle of wine and I am one happy fellow.