George F. Will, 80, is a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for the Washington Submit and a TV commentator. He’s the creator of 16 books, together with his newest assortment of columns, “American Happiness and Discontents” (Hachette). He spoke with Marc Myers.
If a depressing childhood is the fertilizer of creativity, I’m cursed by having had an exquisite time rising up. I used to be guided into cheerfulness.