Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. Barack Obama, for fortitude and vision
Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
A. In books, "said" (but there's only so many words to say it!). In life, Oh no, I'm lost again.
Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. Lincoln has fascinated me since childhood. We have yet to plumb his depths.
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. A long walk on a deserted beach, at sunset, with my life's companion by my side.