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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Laurie Kaye Abraham  

Pen Name: Laurie Kaye Abraham, Laurie Abraham

Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction

Born: in Cleveland, Ohio


Illinois Connection

Abraham is a former reporter for the ''Chicago Reporter'' and received her bachelor's and master's degrees in journalism from Northwestern University.

Biographical and Professional Information

Laurie Kaye Abraham is a freelance writer and is currently a senior editor at ''ELLE'' magazine. Abraham began her career at ''American Medical News'' in the late 1980s and then moved to ''The Chicago Reporter'' to work as an investigative reporter. She has written for the'' New York Times Magazine'', ''New York'' magazine, ''ELLE'', ''Mother Jones'', ''Health'', ''Salon'', among many other publications and has also been the features editor at ''Mirabella'' magazine. Abraham has been featured on programs including ''The Today Show'', NPR’s ''Fresh Air'', ''Larry King Live'', and ''Anderson Cooper: 360''.

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Titles At Your Library


-- ''Mama Might Be Better Off Dead'' was chosen as one of USA Today's ten best books of the year and a Lingua Franca Breakthrough Book.