One More Thing: If you could have dinner with any person, living or dead, who would you invite?

I would choose Jane Goodall, because she has a really amazing perception on what being a “good human” is. She believes in the good of humanity in a way that betters all beings, not just humans, and has a beautiful understanding of what we can do to make even the smallest positive impact on our world.

Ellen Peters, Salem

I would have dinner with Roy Halladay. I want to know how he held his composure and how he felt when the entire stadium was silent and no one moved as he pitched a post-season no-hitter on October 6, 2010 for the Phillies.

Michele VonDeak, Moorestown

Benjamin Franklin. His autobiography is one of my favorite books. He was a genius in many fields and lived the fullest life.

Jim Maley, Collingswood

I want to have dinner with “Late, Late Show” Host James Corden. He’s so adorable, and I really want to do Carpool Karaoke with him. If he would serenade me at dinner, I’d be thrilled.

Suzanne Fox, Cherry Hill

Probably Reese Witherspoon because she’s built an impressive brand centered on empowering women and focuses on the importance of women in media. Plus, I like her book club.

Jessica Lane, Galloway

Gordon Ramsey. I recently graduated with a degree in bio nutrition and I would love to pick his brain on how he got started and some of his best tips – plus the food wouldn’t be too bad!

Alex Johnson, Cinnaminson

I would love to have dinner with former first lady Michelle Obama. She’s such an inspiration to me, the epitome of style and grace. I’ve read her book, “Becoming” and would love to discuss what it really felt like during those eight years of being in the White House. I also would ask to see her closet, and I’d ask who does her makeup.

Nichole Justice, Sicklerville

It has to be dinner with Trixie Mattel, “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars” season 3 winner. Trixie is amazing: hysterically funny, a great musician and now an entrepreneur. She is a true underdog, which I like to support. Anytime I’m bored or need a good laugh, I watch her YouTube series with fellow drag superstar Katya. Trixie embodies all the things drag, which makes me happy.

Anthony Sbarra, Bellmawr

Definitely Kate Spade. She is such a fashion, feminist and entrepreneurial icon. I always admired her ability to succeed and was devastated when her death was announced. I would love to ask her about her challenges and rewards that she encountered over her years in business, especially considering she started at a relatively young age.

Sarah Braxton, Millville

My husband, because I miss him so much. My mom and dad, so I could ask them so many questions of their lives. President Kennedy, because we liked him so much and would question him on things he did we weren’t crazy about. English actor Peter Lawford, to ask why he went in the wrong direction when he had so much. Pope John XXIII, to ask him what he thinks about what is happening in the church today.

Louise Bernard, Mount Laurel

Arnold Schwarzenegger. I so admire his work ethic and mental strategy, and I’d like to know how he translated that mindset into his everyday life. I’d also love to talk to him about training, and what made him want to move into acting.

Ryan Paulson, Pitman

Singer Billie Eilish, because she’s changed my life. She speaks out about mental health so much and is so com­fortable to just be who she is and not apologize for it. I’ve learned so much from her about things I’m going through in my own life.

Dana Rogger, Washington Twp.

August 2019
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