Karin Tanabe

Karin Tanabe is the author of The Gilded Years, The Price of Inheritance, and The List. A former Politico reporter, her writing has also appeared in the Miami Herald, Chicago Tribune, Newsday, and The Washington Post. She has made frequent appearances as a celebrity and politics expert on Entertainment Tonight, CNN, and The CBS Early Show. A graduate of Vassar College, Karin lives in Washington, DC. To learn more visit KarinTanabe.com.

Books by this Author

The Diplomat's Daughter
The Gilded Years
The Price of Inheritance
The List

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. "Don't sweat the small stuff!" I'm also a fan of: "Do crazy things with your hair while you still have hair to do it with."

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. I try to always see the glass half full.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. I say "that's fabulous!" and "that's heinous!" far too often.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Perfect happiness is feeling healthy, loved, inspired, free and with a plane ticket to an exotic locale in my hand! Throw in side-splitting laughter, friends and family, key lime pie, a 99.9 percent discount at Chanel and a sidewalk cafe in Paris and I may never leave.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. Goofballness. It's not a word, I know, but it should be.

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