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’s your fantasy profession?

A. Olympic sprinter

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. The women I really admire are the ones who are working two jobs, supporting their families, raising their kids and remembering to brush their hair on top of it.

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Explorer! I've traveled to almost 50 countries and meeting new people and seeing new things feeds my soul.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

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

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