Karin Tanabe

Karin Tanabe is the author of The List and a former Politico reporter whose writing has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Newsday, and The Washington Post. A graduate of Vassar College, she lives in Washington, DC.

Books by this Author

The Price of Inheritance
The List

My Life in 8 Words

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Karin Tanabe
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. "Don't sweat the small stuff!" I'm also a fan of: "Do crazy things with your hair while you still have hair to do it with."

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. I say "that's fabulous!" and "that's heinous!" far too often.

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Kindness, humor and empathy

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. I'm a really big fan of New Yorker writer Emily Hahn. Born in 1905, she loved to write and loved to travel and was a real fast talking dame. She worked for the Red Cross in the Congo and lived with a tribe of Pygmies, she lived in Shanghai during WWII and had a pet gibbon (she dressed him in a tuxedo!), and she wrote 54 books and more than 200 articles for The New Yorker. What a life!

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Don't Stop Believin' by Journey, Teenage Dream by Katy Perry, America by Simon & Garfunkel, This Shirt by Mary Chapin Carpenter, Somebody Like You by Keith Urban

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