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. 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. 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 is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Gardening. I love to garden, which is not the same as being good at it.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Reading a good book on a beach in the Caribbean. Or maybe beside a nice fire at home.

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