Laura Lippman — American Author born on January 31, 1959,

Laura Lippman is an American author of detective fiction... (wikipedia)

Anyone can love a perfect place. Loving Baltimore takes some resilience.
I've gotten to do a lot of stuff, traveled, worked hard at my career.
I think Baltimore suffers from nostalgia and it keeps us from being honest in talking about what really happened here. A place doesn't have to be perfect to be beloved, and I love this city and I love it better for seeing its flaws.
I'm at the age most people are sending their kids off to college.
It's very different to have this kid that I'm truly responsible for.