Laurie Abraham

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Laurie Abraham is a freelance writer and senior editor of Elle magazine and the author of Mama Might Be Better Off Dead: The Failure of Health Care in Urban America (University of Chicago Press). Formerly the executive editor of Elle, she’s written for New York Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, Mother Jones, and many other publications. Her work is also included in Best American Essays 2006, as well as the original collections The Bitch in the House (2001), Maybe Baby (2006), and The Secret Currency of Love (2008). Laurie has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism from Northwestern University and a master’s in law from Yale University.

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The Husbands and Wives Club

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My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Try not to make others suffer because of your own fears

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. Emotional volatility

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Paul Farmer (physician in Haiti); Marilynne Robinson (novelist)

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Losing my children

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. Being able to pick out tunes on the piano, or sing well

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