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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. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Raising two daughters. Hardest, too.

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. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. I would be the actress who plays Brittany in "Glee." I'd love to know how it feels to have a smokin' hot body and to be totally at home in it, which she obviously does.

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.

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