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.
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Tracy Thompson
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

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

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. I have always wanted to be a back-up singer for a Motown group like the 1960s-era Supremes. Obviously, this involves not just acquiring a new talent, but time travel as well.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. See question 11.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Being too chicken to get on the road with a newborn, thereby causing my husband and myself to miss our only chance to see a space shuttle launch. I was a wimp. I still kick myself about it.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. Sense of humor.

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