DREAM GUESTS

My distant cousin Elvis Presley and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. I also wanted to interview Harper Lee [author of To Kill a Mockingbird].

PET PEEVE

I hate chewing gum. It makes me sick just to think about it. When people chew loudly or smack it and pull it out of their mouth, that's the worst.

FAVE VACATION

I love to cruise the Mediterranean ... spend quality time with friends, share great food and wine and play Scrabble for hours.

FAVE EXERCISE

I hate to exercise, but I know how important it is to one's health. I enjoy hiking the hills in Hawaii with my rambunctious dogs.

OVERRATED

I always thought going on an 11-day, cross-country road trip with your best friend [hers is Gayle King] sounded like fun. I'd had enough by the second day.