“If you could have dinner with three famous people, who would they be?”
I’ve never been good at answering this question. In grade school, I’m pretty sure I just named George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King, Jr. because they are so celebrated. I have a feeling I can’t get away with those answers anymore, not when I secretly know that, despite being an historian, I might feel dominated by the intense political beliefs of these men. Besides, why would I want to be the only woman?
If I were to invite three famous guests to a dinner party this week, they would be…
- Isabel Allende. I’ve read 7 of her books this year, and enjoyed all of them. She is Chilean-American, is related to Salvador Allende, is an author, playwright, journalist, and has started a foundation for the empowerment of young women. I think she would have a lot to talk about.
- Alexander McCall Smith. He’s lived in Britain and Zimbabwe, is recognized in the fields medicine, law and medical ethics, has written over 100 books, and just seems to really understand people. Not only would he have a lot to share, I think his curiosity about people would make him a good dinner guest. And he would probably show up in a kilt.
- Giada De Laurentiis. Partly because she has both a family and a successful career, but also because I need someone who can help me whip up an amazing meal. Just go browse her
dessertsrecipes and you’ll understand.
Who would you invite to dinner?
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