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Barbara Dee focuses on the Mother-Daughter Relationship
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My Life in 8 Words
HUDSON CHILDREN'S BOOK FESTIVAL
PRINCETON CHILDREN'S BOOK FESTIVAL
ALBANY CHILDREN'S BOOK FESTIVAL
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. You don't have to figure it all out at once.
Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
A. There’s a huge, noisy diner near my house that my whole family loves. Every time we go there I order the same meal: a big green salad and a thick, spicy seafood soup full of mussels, clams, shrimp, scallops and other chewy creatures I don’t want to think too hard about. It’s nothing fancy, but it’s my favorite meal—especially when I’m also able to sneak a few sips of my kids’ vanilla milkshakes.
Q. What do you regret most?
A. Never learning to touch-type.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
A. Becky Sharp in Vanity Fair. She's a sympathetic villain, kind of how Elizabeth Bennet is an imperfect heroine. I like characters who are somewhere in the middle.
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. Dara Torres. She's an Olympic champion, a great sport, and an inspiring mom.