Bill and Hillary ClintonA story from the Associated Press intended as a light-hearted piece on former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton instead revealed that the couple have a completely different notion of the meaning of the “5 People You Meet in Heaven” list, based on Mitch Albom’s bestselling book.  The novel, about a man named Eddie who “finds himself in heaven where he encounters five people who have significantly effected his life, whether he realized at the time or not,” reflects on the importance of even the simplest of lives, and how we all matter.  Asked to imagine the people no longer with us who effected their lives deeply, and who they might meet in heaven, the Clintons gave radically different answers.


  1. Her grandmother, an inspirational and tough pioneer
  2. Indira Gandhi, Indian Prime Minister
  3. Sylvia Plath, Poet and Novelist
  4. Eva Peron, Argentinian political icon
  5. Andrea Dworkin, American radical feminist


  1. Heidi Klum, model (not deceased)
  2. Tera Patrick, porn star (definitely not dead)
  3. Wilt Chamberlain, basketball legend and renowned ladies’ man
  4. Hugh Hefner, Playboy founder and pajamas-wearer (alive)
  5. John F. Kennedy, philanderer and President of the United States