[Editor's Note: Mike Dooley reads at the Bagdad Theater on Thursday, November 5th, 2009, at 7 p.m. Click here for details.
Describe your latest book/project/work.
Infinite Possibilities is a treatise on the nature of reality revealing our divine, supernatural heritage and what it takes to find happiness and fulfillment in the jungles of time and space. We're alive during exciting times. There's a metamorphosis of consciousness taking place on our planet; the old is giving way to the new, naivety is giving way to truth, and spirituality is about to take on an entirely new meaning. Those who embrace the truth about our powers and responsibilities will usher in a golden age unlike anything ever experienced in recorded history.
If someone were to write your biography, what would be the title and subtitle?
Scared to Death, But What the Heck.
Introduce one other author you think people should read, and suggest a good book with which to start.
Ayn Rand, We the Living. Her last three books were works of profound art: philosophical, romantic, and passionate, with a premise that life is the ultimate celebration.
How do you relax?
Traveling far, far away.
Describe your dream breakfast.
In the Virgin Atlantic Lounge, Heathrow Airport, 7AM, with delicious food, coffee, and Mimosas, awaiting my flight home to the US, after having just rocked either Europe, Africa or Asia on a multi-city speaking tour shared with people I love.
What is your idea of absolute happiness?
See Dream Breakfast.
What is your favorite indulgence, either wicked or benign?
Very loud music (Kanye or Jay-Z), poolside or beach, under hot sun, cigar in place, and with my drink on.
Talk about your vision of the ideal life.
Challenged and rewarded. In love and loved. Stirred, not shaken.
If you could have been someone else, who would that be and why?
Actually, I'm pretty sure I will be someone else, eventually, and in that life I'd like to be born in a small, remote village or community, deep in nature, along a shoreline, amongst people I have much in common with, with many animal friends, in a much simpler time. And after that life, however, back to the throes of high-speed commerce, sprawling cities, technological breakthroughs, and material goodies.
In the For-All-Eternity category, what will be your final thought?
Exactly as it is….
Recommend five or more books on a single subject of personal interest or expertise.
The five books (other than my own) I would leave behind, maybe inside the Cheops Pyramid, for a future civilization to discover (in case we keep populating too much, warming too much, or eating too much):
The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
Illusions by Richard Bach
The Nature of Personal Reality by Jane Roberts
How to Keep Your Woman Happy, or something along those lines...