Where did you grow up?
I was born in North Carolina, grew up in Atlanta, Georgia.
Who's your favorite author? What's your favorite book?
I couldn't possibly choose. No way! In general, I love biographies — favorites include biographies of Katharine Graham, Jackie Kennedy, Princess Diana, and Presidents Harry S. Truman and Ronald Reagan.
I've always enjoyed Agatha Christie mysteries when I just want to escape.
Name one thing you absolutely couldn't live without.
Pizza...extra cheese and pepperoni.
Your first car?
A 1982 beige Ford Escort (pre-owned, with the wimpiest horn you've ever heard. I can still hear it now. I plastered the back with every bumper sticker imaginable).
Favorite movie of all time?
Arghh...There is no harder question! But since I have to pick one, I'll say "The Sound of Music."
Is the glass half empty or half full?
About half the time, it's half full!
Do you have a pet?
My beloved cat, Oscar, passed away a couple of years ago. But soon I look forward to getting at least one, hopefully two, new ones.
Who's had the greatest influence on your life?
My family. Especially my grandfather, Bob Kent.
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