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Ramsey Hootman

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Ramsey Hootman grew up in a small Northern California town. After spending a year in China teaching Business English to adults, she went to work as a travel writer and married her own programmer. They have one child.

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Ramsey Hootman

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Ramsey Hootman grew up in a small Northern California town. After spending a year in China teaching Business English to adults, she went to work as a travel writer and married her own programmer. They have one child.

Photo by Jessica Mironov

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My Life in 8 Words

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Ramsey Hootman
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Be Alyosha, not Ivan.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. It doesn't exist; only contentment.

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

A. Reading. Is that a huge surprise?

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. This is a major tossup between Samuel Johnson and Alexander Hamilton. If it were Johnson, I'd just want to tag along for a while and listen in on his conversations. If it were Hamilton, I'd tell him how much I admire him, what an impact he's had on the world, and how he's changed my personal view of history.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. My father.

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