I’ve always had a favorite.
When I was a kid, I had a favorite stuffed animal (John-John), favorite food (macaroni and cheese), favorite cereal (Cookie Crisp), favorite show (She-Ra), favorite actor (Michael J. Fox), favorite color (red).
I took all these favorites quite seriously. When you’re young, favorites are one way you tell the world about yourself.
Every now and then I get a wondrous email from a reader that says:
You’re my favorite author.
It’s the most surreal phrase in the universe.
It’s impossible to describe how it feels.
So I won’t.