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.

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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 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Kindness, humor and empathy

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

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. I'm a huge Edith Wharton fan, so let's go with the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for literature

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Self-centeredness

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