Posted: May 19, 2013 at 2:23 a.m.
SELF PORTRAIT Date and place of birth: Sept. 16, 1947 in Hamilton, Ohio Occupation: Professor at the University of Arkansas Family: Wife Judy, sons Mark and Judd, daughter Jennifer; fi ve grandchildren My top goal for this summer is lobbying for comprehensive immigration reform. Something I want to know more about is Alexis De Tocqueville’s insight into the great American experiment. What was great about my hometown was the sense of community. My advice for cooks is own expensive, razor-sharp knives. The hardest part about writing a book is writing the fi rst page. My family teases me about: Let’s just say they don’t appreciate my sartorial splendor on weekends. A place I want to visit is the ancient ports of the Aegean Sea. The best book I’ve read lately is The Price of Inequality: How Today’s Divided Society Endangers Our Future, by Joseph E. Stiglitz. My favorite movie of all time is Bullitt. When I retire, I’ll do pretty much what I do now, but without getting paid. A word to sum me up: curious FAYETTEVIL
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