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. What trait is most noticeable about you?
A. I've always worn my hair pulled back in a bun or ponytail, and despite not having danced for over 20 years now, it's a habit I cannot break.
Q. What’s your best quality?
A. I don't hold grudges.
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. Which living person do you most admire?
A. My mother, who is my greatest role model.