If you could have a conversation with anyone, living or dead…

…who would it be?

In an effort to cast a preview (yet remain as vague as possible), the plot in Terry’s next book explores the idea of a prominent political figure of the present having an encounter with a prominent political figure of the past. Both are/were real living people, and though the encounter is fantasy, the words of wisdom that are passed on through the story of one figure to the next are timeless.

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How many of us call on the wisdom of those who are long gone to help us through today’s problems? There are countless quotes and nuggets of advice that continue to rise again and again from icons like Eleanor Roosevelt (“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”), Gandhi (“Be the change you want to see in the world.”), Martin Luther King, Jr. (“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in a time of comfort and convenience, but in a time of challenge and controversy.”), and even Marilyn Monroe (“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”).

If you had the chance to have fifteen minutes of time with any one past figure, to pick their brain on anything, who would it be?

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