Robin Preiss Glasser
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Focus on your goal, and just keep plodding towards it with blinders on.
Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
A number of years ago I did a book with Lynne Cheney called A is for Abigail: An Almanac of Amazing American Women. In doing the research on these great American women in history, I was so awed and inspired by what these women were able to acheive -- and what they had to go through to give women of my generation and the next the ability to go after our own dreams with fewer stumbling blocks along the way. So many women, both nameless and well-known, worked so hard. I would be thrilled and honored to meet any one of them in order to say thanks.
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. That I have been able to make a living in the arts my whole life, and combine it with raising children (Sasha, 17 and Ben, 14) who I not only love, but I really like.
Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
A. A sense of humor, kindness, and vitality
Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
A. Banana Cream Pie! My mother still makes it for me every time I come home (occasionally she'll make two -- one for the family and one just for me!)