Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck, William Styron, Irving Wallace, Dr. Seuss (Theodore Geisel), and Jimmy Buffett.
Buffett, author of the novel "Where is Joe Merchant?", recently wrote in "A Pirate Looks at 50", an autobiographical travelogue of sorts, that turning 50 "can be a ball of snakes that conjures up immediate thoughts of mortality and accountability. ('What have I done with my life?') Or, it can be a great excuse to reward yourself for just getting there. ('He who dies with the most toys wins.') I instinctively chose door number two."
WHO GOT IT RIGHT: Marc Quinlivan, Bob Milligan, Kathi Reynolds, Runar Svavarsson, and Marika Thiessen.