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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. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Pip, in Great Expectations.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Those clerks at Home Depot who interrupt your shopping to ask you if you need help finding something, and then you tell them what you're looking for and they have even less of an idea where it is than you do.

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. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Rep. John Lewis of Georgia.

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