TWO OF A KIND
Mr Rogers chimes in with his two cents.
WHAT WAS JIM’S REACTION WHEN YOU TOLD HIM YOU WANTED TO WRITE YOUR VERSION OF EVENTS?
PARKER: He said do it, go for it. He was very encouraging.
ROGERS: Because there were many times when I’d remember something and she’d say, “What are you talking about?” and she would recall something and I would say, “Was I on the same trip?” When you spend three years together on the road, you remember different things, so I thought it was a good idea.
WHAT WERE SOME OF THESE MOMENTS?
PARKER: Jim just got back from Vladivostok this morning and met this gentleman we’d encountered on the road trip. Jim remembers our time with him but I don’t remember the man at all.
ROGERS: The only beer we could get in Russia for three months was his beer, and we drank gallons of it and she doesn’t even remember. PARKER: I remember the beer.
WHAT DID YOU THINK OF ADVENTURE CAPITALIST?
PARKER: One of the reasons I love Jim so much is that he’s a renaissance man. He covered travel and our relationship and the geopolitical, and he brought it altogether so beautifully. It was great but, still, it wasn’t my story. He loved to go to the stock exchange and find out about different companies, but for me it was about going to the women’s market, a school, or maybe an orphanage. So I love what he did and I love what I’ve done.
HAS THE WORLD CHANGED IN THE WAY YOU EXPECTED SINCE ADVENTURE CAPITALIST?
ROGERS: I got some things right, like the rise of China, and the rise of Asia in general. I even wrote about Singapore at some length but I didn’t think when I was writing it that I would be living here in 2018.
WHERE IN THE WORLD WOULD YOU LIKE TO GO NOW?
ROGERS: I’ve never been to Chad so I want to go. I have no idea what’s there. I wouldn’t mind seeing more of Iran and North Korea, too. PARKER: What about the Maldives? (Jim chuckles.) It’s a family joke. We all want to go but Jim is certainly not a beach resort person.