Laurie Abraham Reveals her Favorite TV Show and her Advice to Aspiring Writers
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Try not to make others suffer because of your own fears
Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?
A. "All the Single Ladies" (Beyonce); "The River" (Springsteen); "Paradise by the Dashboard Lights" (Meatloaf); "Rehab" (Amy Winehouse); Minuet in G (because my daughter is playing it beautifully now)
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. Putting together a life that has good work and good love
Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. There is an ache in my chest, because "perfect happiness," if such a condition can be posited, is necessarily fleeting. So I watch my daughter put her whole mouth over a chocolate ice cream cone and come up grinning and licking her lips, her face painted brown, and the moment is already...over.