Sarah Pekkanen

Sarah Pekkanen is the internationally bestselling author of The Opposite of Me, Skipping a Beat, These Girls, The Best of Us, Catching Air, and Things You Won’t Say. Her work has been published in People, The Washington Post, and USA TODAY, among other publications. She lives with her family in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

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The Perfect Neighbors
Things You Won't Say
Catching Air
The Sarah Pekkanen Reader's Companion
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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. A group of girlfriends, a bottle or three of wine, and chocolate can make just about anything easier to bear.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. I admire bits and pieces of just about everyone I know.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Not appreciating my education more when I was in college. Plus certain fashion and grooming choices (that spiral perm was not my friend, and when it grew out, the top half of my hair was stick-straight, and the bottom half was pure frizz).

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Nooo! Only five? They change all the time, but I love "Superman" by Five for Fighting, "No One" by Alicia Keys, "Romanza" by Andrea Bocelli, "Thunder Road" by Bruce Springsteen, and "Beautiful" by Christina Aguilera.

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. I'd love to dip into the lives of people who are completely different from me - but only for a day.

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