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Amy DickinsonDescribe your latest project.
My book is called The Mighty Queens of Freeville: A Mother, a Daughter, and the Town That Raised Them. It is an affectionate memoir of my years as a single mother raising my daughter, Emily, and of the women in our lives who helped and supported us in our hometown of Freeville, New York.
I would like to date Nick Carraway from The Great Gatsby. He is a sharp observer with a keen sense of impending doom, which comes in handy when dating someone like me.
What's the strangest or most interesting job you've ever had?
Offer a favorite sentence or passage from another writer.
How do you relax?
Have you ever made a literary pilgrimage?
What is your astrological sign? If you don't like what you were born with, to what sign would you change and why?
What is your idea of absolute happiness?
What is your favorite indulgence, either wicked or benign?
Why do you write?
Share an interesting experience you've had with one of your readers.
Name the best television series of all time.
Who's wilder on tour, rock bands or authors?
On a clear and cold day, do you typically get outside into the sunshine or stay inside where it's warm?
Talk about your vision of the ideal life.
Do you read blogs? What are some of your favorites?
Dogs, cats, budgies, or turtles?
Recommend five or more books on a single subject of personal interest or expertise.
Five Books I Read with My Daughter:
Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
The Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
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Amy Dickinson is the author of the syndicated advice column "Ask Amy," which appears in more than 150 newspapers nationwide. She is the host of a biweekly feature on NPR's Talk of the Nation and is a panelist on NPR's quiz show Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me! She lives in Chicago and Freeville, New York.