Lee Bennett Hopkins: A Self Portrait
Lee Bennett Hopkins Revealed
About Lee Bennett Hopkins
What is your birthdate?:4/13
Previous occupations:Elementary school teacher
Favorite job:My current one...author/anthologist.
High school and/or college:South Side High in Newark, NJ/Kean University, Union, NJ (fromally Newark State Teachers College)
Name of your favorite composer or music artist?:Rodgers & Hammerstein
Favorite movie:GONE WITH THE WIND
Favorite television show:BROTHERS AND SISTERS
- Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
- A. Being with someone you truly adore and love.
- Q. What’s your greatest fear?
- A. I don't have one!
- Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
- A. Where I am now...at home.
- Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
- A. Walth Whitman for his tenacity.
- Q. Which living person do you most admire?
- A. Barbra Streisand
- Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
- A. Expletive deleted!
- Q. What do you regret most?
- A. I have no regrets.
- Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
- A. Singing/acting
- Q. What is your greatest achievement?
- A. I look forward to this.
- Q. What’s your greatest flaw?
- A. Impatience.
- Q. What’s your best quality?
- A. Honesty.
- Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
- A. A rock to last forever.
- Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?
- A. My wry sense of humor.
- Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
- A. Rhett Butler
- Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
- A. Any vampire!
- Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
- A. It would be Walt Whitman. I woulld thank him for his bravery, outspokenness, tenacity, and stick-to-it-ness.
- Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
- A. Idiotic people who think they know more than they know.
- Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
- A. Shopping.
- Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
- A. Broadway star.
- Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
- A. Honesty, tenacity, professionalism.
- Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
- A. Pizza.
- Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?
- A. HAVE YOURSELF A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS
On Books and Writing
- Q. Who are your favorite authors?
- A. Amng the many are Carl Sandburg, Langston Hughes, and Walt Whitman
- Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?
- A. COMPLETE POEMS OF LANGSTON HUGHES COMPLETE POEMS OF CARL SANDBURG LEAVSS OF GRASS CATCHER IN THE RYE TALES OF DESPERAUZ
- Q. Is there a book you love to reread?
- A. Any of the above
- Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?
- A. My being thanked for continuing a quest for good poetry.