EO'S: A Question of Character: A Life of John F. Kennedy by Thomas C. Reeves, Voltaire: A Life, by Ian Davidson, Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human by Harold Bloom, Hoover: An Extraordinary Life in Extraordinary Times by Kenneth Whyte.
TPQ: Best book you have ever read?
EO'S: Unfair question! But if you were to stick a gun to my head and say answer the question: then I would say Manchild in the Promised Land by Claude Brown. Because it was the first book I read at 14 that was so unalike all the other books I had read by then. It let me know good books were not a chore and are out there to learn from. Many of which would not be on my school’s curriculum or yours.
TPQ: A must-read before you die?
EO'S: An Evening with Richard Nixon by Gore Vidal.
TPQ: A preference for fact or fiction?
TPQ: Favourite female author?
EO'S: Carol Angier who wrote The Double Bond: The Life of Primo Levi.
TPQ: Favourite male author?
EO'S: Tie: George Orwell (Homage to Catalonia) & Gore Vidal (United States Essays 1952-1993)
TPQ: First book you ever read?
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TPQ: Favourite childhood author?
EO'S: Mark Twain.
TPQ: Any book you point blank refuse to read?
EO'S: The Book of Mormon.
TPQ: Any author you point blank refuse to read?
EO'S: Not really! But I’d be hard pressed to read Sean Hannity (assuming he actually writes his screeds).
EO'S: People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn
TPQ: Last book you gave as a present?
EO'S: A picture book that proved the existence of God. I gave it to a heathen.
TPQ: Book you would most like to see turned into a movie?
EO'S: At this point I'd like to see a true-to-life movie about the young Herbert Hoover. Because his life from 1874 to 1919 was the stuff of legend. It’s hard to believe he was a disappointment as President of the United States from 1929-1933.