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Cathy Alter

Cathy Alter is a Washington, D.C.-based writer whose articles and essays have appeared in The Washington Post, Washingtonian, Self, Fitness, and McSweeney's. Her first book, Virgin Territory: Stories from the Road to Womanhood, was released in 2004.
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Cathy Alter, author of "Up for Renewal," set out to transform her life by following the advice in women's magazines.

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Avoid making excuses or standing in long lines.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. Is "tall" a trait? If not, I'd say my capacity to talk with my hands is pretty noticeable. And dangerous at times.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. I regret not spending more time with my aunt before she died. She loved words, loved what they could do, and loved what I could do with them. She always made me feel so special.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. After superstar drummer, it would be archaeologist.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. I swear like a sailor, so I'm afraid my most overused word rhymes with 'duck." Interestingly enough, my other most overused phrase is 'I love you,' which I enjoy saying almost as much as the word that rhymes with duck.

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