Sheila Weller

Sheila Weller is a New York Times bestselling author and award-winning magazine journalist. She is the author of five previous books, most recently her 2003 family memoir, Dancing at Ciro's, which The Washington Post called "a substantial contribution to American social history." She is the senior contributing editor at Glamour, a contributor to Vanity Fair, and a former contributing editor of New York. To learn more, visit www.girlslikeusthebook.com.

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Try to write with humanity, understanding but never judging

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Not buying a certain loft on Broadway in 1978

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Pat Tillman, except he's dead. He gave up huge money to serve his country and he died needlessly.

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

A. Abraham, from the Bible. "You started it all. And you got up and left where you were born. I understand that."

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Laura Nyro: "Timer," Joni Mitchell: "Both Sides Now" (as sung by Judy Collins), Carly Simon, "Like a River," Carole King, "Up on the Roof," Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions, "It's All Right"

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