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 be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. LeBron James? A biographer in the mode of Judith Thurman?

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Losing my children

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Violet, the mother in August: Osage County (at the moment)

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. Emotional volatility