If you could live one writer’s life instead of your own, whose would it be? (My picks: Nabokov and James Salter. Despite Salter’s melancholia over having missed out on going to the moon by quitting flying.) Alternately, whose life would you least like to live? (Malcolm Lowry. Alcoholic. Wife attacked by dogs.) Typing this just reminded me of that old list of 5 Writers More Badass than the Characters They Created.