My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Literature is news that stays news.
Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?
A. Judging from the most-played on my iTunes list: Shootout at the Candy Shop (Jess Klein); The Fightin' Side of Me (Merle Haggard); Forever and Ever, Amen (Randy Travis); Amazing Grace (Laura Love); Line in the Sand (Lucy Kaplansky)
Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
A. I'd like to meet James Jesus Angleton again to tell him his long twilight war would end.
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. Joan Didion
Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. At the moment, Jacob Riis