First & Last… with ‘My Sister’s Keeper’ author Jodi Picoult

By Helen Le Caplain

Jodi Picoult is an award-winning American novelist, author of the best-selling ‘My Sister’s Keeper’, which has since been turned into a hit Hollywood movie.

She currently has a massive 14 million copies of her books in print worldwide.

Jodi was raised in Long Island, so was in the dark on some of the Manchester-related questions – but she bravely battled through.

She is visiting Manchester Arndale on Friday for a book signing and can be found in WHSmith at 12.30. Make sure you pay her a visit!

What was the first CD you owned?

Not a clue! Creedence Clearwater Revival was my first record, though.   

What is the last film you watched?

Megamind – it was fantastic!  

When was the last time you were in Manchester before today?

This time last year.  

Who is the last Mancunian that you would choose to spend a day with?

I hear Donnie Osmond is coming your way … It might be him! I had a pillow with a picture of him on it, once!  

What is the first thing you think of when someone says Manchester to you?

Trafford Centre – great shopping.   

It’s your last day on earth and you are in Manchester – What do you spend it doing?

Go shopping.  

What CD would you take to a desert island?

The Greatest Hits of Amy Mann. 

What drink would you take to a desert island (water is provided)?


What is the last book that you read?

I Think I Love You by Allison Pearson.  

What was the last holiday you went on?

Turks and Caicos in December.  

City or United?

Is this football!?  I need help with this, then …      

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