My favorite childhood toy is a teddy bear named Charlie … yes, the infamous Charlie mentioned in all of my bios. I picked him out at the store when I was 14 or 15. He was the only bear with a crooked nose and I was in the habit of collecting misfits (still am). Mom bought him but said I couldn’t have him until Christmas, so I named him in the car on the way home — Charlemagne Montesquieu, the Marquis of Albec — and didn’t see him again until Christmas morning. Charlie and I have been inseparable ever since.