1. How many books I own: I have a large pile of paperbacks to take on plane trips. I own classics such as Leibniz and George Eliot. Plus a small number of economics books — accidents rather than choices — for reference. The major Haitian art catalogs. Reference books on film and music. Many cookbooks. My own books.
2, 3. Last books I bought and read: Just scroll down MR.
4. Five books that have influenced me most: Trapped: Michael Jackson and the Crossover Dream, by David Marsh. Jean-Christophe, by Romaine Rolland. The Crimson and the White, by Michael Faber. The Once and Future King, by T.H. White. Starmaker, by Olaf Stapledon. The Buru Quartet, by Pramoedya Toer. Selden Rodman, Popular Artists in Tune with Their World.
5. Favorite Michael Jackson songs: I Want You Back, Billie Jean, She’s Out of My Life, Girlfriend, Black or White, The Way You Make Me Feel.