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Cathi Hanauer

Cathi Hanauer is the author of the novels My Sister’s Bones and Sweet Ruin and the editor of the New York Times bestselling essay anthology The Bitch in the House. Her articles, essays, and/or criticism have appeared inThe New York Times, Elle, O, The Oprah Magazine, Glamour, Self, Parenting, Whole Living, and other magazines. She lives with her family in western Massachusetts. Visit her online at
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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. So many! Every person's life is her own banana peel to slip on. Do what you want and the money will follow. Don't be sad it's over, be glad it happened. (that one's from the brilliant Dr. Seuss)

Q. Is there a book you love to reread?

A. See above.

Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?

A. "I related so much!" Music to my ears.

Q. Where did you go to high school and/or college?

A. West Orange High School, West Orange, New Jersey. Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University. MFA at the University of Arizona, in Tucson

Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?

A. Growing up (in NJ), loved Springsteen, Billy Joel (old stuff). Later: Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Chris Smither sometimes. Early Alannis Morrissette (back in her bitch days, before she got happy and heartwarming), some Norah Jones (before she got boring--LOVE that voice, though), Adele is my new favorite, thanks to my teenage daughter. James Taylor is always great.



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