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In bed I like to read:
Myriad books on diverse subjects.

If you were to throw up your hands in exasperation and yell "it's the story of my life," what would you be talking about?
Litsa Dremousis is the author of "Altitude Sickness" (Future Tense Books). Seattle Metropolitan Magazine named "Altitude Sickness" one of the all-time "20 Books Every Seattleite Must Read". Her essay "After the Fire" was selected as one of the "Most Notable Essays of 2011" by Best American Essays 2012, she’s a Contributing Editor at The Weeklings, and The Seattle Weekly named her one of "50 Women Who Rock Seattle". Her work appears in The Believer, BlackBook, Esquire, Jezebel, McSweeney's, Men’s Health, Monkeybicycle, MSN, New York Magazine, Nerve, Nylon, The Onion's A.V. Club, Paste, Poets & Writers, Salon, Slate, The Weeklings, on NPR, KUOW, and additional venues. She has interviewed Sherman Alexie, The Black Keys, Betty Davis (the legendary, reclusive soul singer), Death Cab for Cutie, Estelle, Ron Jeremy, Janelle Monae, Alanis Morissette, Kelly Rowland, Wanda Sykes, Rufus Wainwright, Ann Wilson and several dozen others. @LitsaDremousis, litsadremousis.com.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
You'll gain perspective, lose the frizz.

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