My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. "Have we learned nothing?"
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.
Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
A. Singing well enough to be in a musical in the West End or on Broadway.
Q. What’s your greatest flaw?
A. Impatience and micro-management.
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. Barack Obama