Laurie Halse Anderson
Writer Laurie Halse Anderson on her book FORGE and the inspiring American Revolution
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My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. It's not a mistake, if you learn from it.
Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
A. Sergeant Joseph Plumb Martin, "Tell me what the Revolutionary War was really like."
Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
A. I would be a hawk. Or maybe a wolf. Or a tastetaster at Ben and Jerry's ice cream factory.
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. Serving Thanksgiving dinner in my house with all of our family and friends crowded around the tables.
Q. What’s your greatest flaw?
A. My temper.