Laurie Abraham

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Laurie Abraham is a freelance writer and senior editor of Elle magazine and the author of Mama Might Be Better Off Dead: The Failure of Health Care in Urban America (University of Chicago Press). Formerly the executive editor of Elle, she’s written for New York Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, Mother Jones, and many other publications. Her work is also included in Best American Essays 2006, as well as the original collections The Bitch in the House (2001), Maybe Baby (2006), and The Secret Currency of Love (2008). Laurie has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism from NorthwesternUniversity and a master’s in law from YaleUniversity.

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Laurie Abraham

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Laurie Abraham is a freelance writer and senior editor of Elle magazine and the author of Mama Might Be Better Off Dead: The Failure of Health Care in Urban America (University of Chicago Press). Formerly the executive editor of Elle, she’s written for New York Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, Mother Jones, and many other publications. Her work is also included in Best American Essays 2006, as well as the original collections The Bitch in the House (2001), Maybe Baby (2006), and The Secret Currency of Love (2008). Laurie has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism from NorthwesternUniversity and a master’s in law from YaleUniversity.

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My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Try not to make others suffer because of your own fears

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. Being able to pick out tunes on the piano, or sing well

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Cheese!

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Young women who don't speak up, leaving the floor to young men

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. The pastor in Marilynne Robinson's Gilead

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