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.

Books by this Author

The New Mind of the South

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. "Don't take life so serious, son. It ain't nohow permanent." Walt Kelly

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

A. I would be the actress who plays Brittany in "Glee." I'd love to know how it feels to have a smokin' hot body and to be totally at home in it, which she obviously does.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. I asked my youngest daughter this question, and her reply was, "Your surly demeanor." Book reviewers, take note.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Same as most people's: that I'll lose someone I love. Also every mother's: that I'll die before my kids are ready to do without me.

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Elizabeth I. Yes, I know that makes me sound grandiose. But ever since I saw the Glenda Jackson portrayal in a Masterpiece Theater production back when I was in high school, I've been obsessed.

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