Tracy Thompson

Tracy Thompson is a reporter and essayist who has written about subjects ranging from psychiatry to law to the Civil War. She is the author of The Beast: A Reckoning with Depression and The Ghost in the House. She lives just outside Washington, DC, with her husband, their two daughters, one tabby cat, and an enthusiastic beagle named Max.

Books by this Author

The New Mind of the South

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. "Don't take life so serious, son. It ain't nohow permanent." Walt Kelly

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Raising two daughters. Hardest, too.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Pip, in Great Expectations.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. Most of them are four-letter words which I have been trying for years (unsuccessully) to purge from my vocabulary.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Rep. John Lewis of Georgia.

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