Jonathan Alter: What Are You Reading?
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My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. I don't like mottos but believe in staying skeptical yet idealistic.
Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
A. President of the United States
Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?
A. "Yesterday," "Good Golly, Miss Molly," "You're So Vain," "Sweet Baby James," "Imagine"
Q. What’s your best quality?
A. Friendliness and seriousness of purpose
Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
A. I'd ask Abraham Lincoln about his childhood, which is not well understood.