Pushy questions for…

John Edwards, politician, attorney, author and founder of One America Committee, converses with former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich at the Gibson Amphitheater Monday at 7:30 p.m.

Last book I bought:
“Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln” by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Book I’m reading:
Two right now — “The Plot Against America” by Philip Roth and “Age of Anxiety: McCarthyism to Terrorism” by Haynes Johnson

Total number of books I own:
Over 5,000

Five books that mean a lot to me:
“Trial of Socrates” by I.F. Stone
“God’s Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn’t Get It” by Jim Wallis
“Into Thin Air” by Jon Krakauer
“The Pacific and Other Stories” by Mark Helprin
“The Working Poor” by David Shipler

Last film I saw:
“Syriana,” directed by Stephen Gaghan

Last DVD I bought:
“Wit,” directed by Mike Nichols

Total number of films I own:
Around 250

Five films that mean a lot to me:
“To Kill a Mockingbird,” directed by Robert Mulligan
“The Shawshank Redemption,” directed by Frank Darabont
“Schindler’s List,” directed by Steven Spielberg
“Friday Night Lights,” directed by Peter Berg
“Twelve Angry Men,” directed by Sidney Lumet

Stereo or iPod:

Last CD or song I bought:
“Born to Run: 30th Anniversary,” Bruce Springsteen

Song currently playing:
“Thunder Road,” Bruce Springsteen

Five songs that mean a lot to me:
“The Hymn of Promise,” Natalie Allyn Wakeley Sleeth
“The River,” Bruce Springsteen
“This Shirt,” Mary Chapin Carpenter
“Ohio,” Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
“Down ‘n’ Outer,” Nanci Griffith

Favorite wine:
Sauvignon Blanc

Favorite charity:
The Wade Edwards Foundation

Favorite vacation:
Spending time with my family at the beach in North Carolina

Favorite vice:
I’m always running late

Five people who I’d like to see answer this survey:
Walter Cronkite, Elie Wiesel, Charles Barkley, Maya Angelou, Will Ferrell

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