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. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. I'd love to sit down and clink martini glasses with Dorothy Parker at the Algonquin Round Table. I'm guessing Dorothy made a pretty good dinner companion.

I'd like to ask Dottie what inspired her humor over the years and how she decided to leave her literary estate to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. The women I really admire are the ones who are working two jobs, supporting their families, raising their kids and remembering to brush their hair on top of it.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Olympic sprinter

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. Just one? Well, I hate talking things out, I'm stubborn and I can be way too competitive.

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