TueNight 10: Lisa Miller

Age: 56

Quick bio: Lisa Miller is a Contributing Editor at New York Magazine. She lives in Brooklyn with her family and pets – and all the other writers.

Beyond the Bio: “I write long-form features for the best magazine out there. It’s a dream. I’ve written about raising kids and genetics and politics and mental health – and menopause! I just published a piece about the intersection between parents who send their kids to Waldorf schools and parents who refuse vaccinate their kids. Waldorf schools have some of the lowest vaccination rates in the country – even in the midst of the biggest measles outbreak since 1994. Although I disagree with these parents, I wanted to try to understand what they were thinking. I love my job because it gives me permission to talk to strangers.”

1. On the nightstandThe Question Authority, a novel by my friend Rachel Cline. Lot, short stories by Bryan Washington, which I picked up at One Story’s Debutante Ball – one of my favorite events of the year. Past issues of the New Yorker. And on my Kindle, The Overstory, by Richard Powers. I bought it before it won the Pulitzer prize, but I haven’t finished it, which tells you something.  

2. Can’t stop/won’t stop: Dancing to “Kiss” by Prince.

3. Jam of the minute: “Woman” by Kesha. (I know it’s old.)

4. Thing I miss: Feeling so sexy in very short dresses and skirts.

5. 80s crush: Keanu Reeves

6. Current crush: Keanu Reeves

7. Will whine about: Drivers who don’t use their blinkers. People who stop at the top of the subway stairs to check their phones.

8. Will wine about: I always have a drink at the end of the day. It marks the boundary between work and home. Loving Campari and soda right now.

9. Best thing that happened recently: I sat in the car in the driveway with my teenage daughter and laughed a lot about something silly.

10. Looking forward to: Spending two weeks in Vermont this summer and eating tomatoes and corn from the farm stand nearby.

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