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’s your greatest fear?

A. Same as most people's: that I'll lose someone I love. Also every mother's: that I'll die before my kids are ready to do without me.

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. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Snorkling in the Virgin Islands would be pretty nice.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. I asked my youngest daughter this question, and her reply was, "Your surly demeanor." Book reviewers, take note.

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