Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Question Me Good - Pt. 9

Today's reader question comes from Mitzy. She really made me think with this one.

Who would you most like to interview and what would be the first question you would ask them?

In light of recent political events, I'm tempted to say the Obamas, but they're all over the media right now and I can't think of anything to ask them that they haven't already been asked. Then there's the current president, who I'd like to ask a dozen or so questions, none of which I would expect to get an honest answer to.

There are dozens of writers whose brains I'd like to pick. And plenty of historical figures (JFK, MLK, Rosa Parks, Ghandi) that I'd like to have dinner with. But I think the one person I'd really like to interview is someone much less famous, someone I only know by name and a grainy black and white photograph. I'd interview my grandfather and I'd ask him what the best moment of his life was. Then I'd ask him to start at the beginning and tell me everything else.

Who would you like to interview and what's the first question you'd ask?

If you've got a burning question for me but haven't had a chance to ask it, you can go to the original post and leave your question in a comment. I'll keep answering a question or two a day until they're all answered.

If you're just tuning in, check out the rest of the series.


Angie Ledbetter said...

Harper Lee. I'd ask her why she didn't finish the ms planned after To Kill a Mockingbird.

Gottawrite Girl said...

Hmm, people that come to mind.. Shel Silverstein and Meryl Streep.

: )

Ami said...

Angie - Good one! I hadn't thought of that...

Gottawrite - Very good choices...but what would you ask them?

Anonymous said...

I like the thought of interviewing someone who is not famous, as you say. I often find that everyday people have the most interesting stories. As for who I'd interview, I will have to think about that some more.

Melanie said...

Great answer! I often wish I'd had an opportunity to get to know my grandparents who've passed away.

Ami said...

Tiffany - I think the stories of everyday people are the stories that I love the most.

Reluctant - I also wish I had asked my grandmothers more questions when I had a chance and learned more about their lives and the world when they were children.

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