Lauren Ward Larsen

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About me

Occupation Storyteller
Location Boulder, Colorado
Introduction Loves a good story well told. Grew up in Wenonah, NJ (exit 3 off the NJ Turnpike). Only eats MSG when it's in her homemade onion dip. Thinks Jon Stewart is a god. Believes her kid is the kindest soul on earth. Doesn't understand people who don't like dogs. Still thinks of herself as the 34-year-old runner she was 20 years ago. Drops the f-bomb more than Lewis Black. Respects people who turn their compassion into action. Loves high thread-count sheets. Has journaled since she was 12. Knows that "journal" is not a verb, but uses it that way anyway. Will not give her bike to her brother when she dies. Doesn't give a rat's ass how much money you have, if the word "chief" is on your business card, or what your family name is. Is more impressed by kindness, creativity and a wicked sense of humor.
Interests Good friends, good food, good wine, good books.
Favorite Movies All-time favorite: It's a Wonderful Life. Runner up: The Exorcist (I wish I was kidding; I'm not.)
Favorite Books A Three Dog Life, The Art of Racing in the Rain, Bird by Bird, My Grandfather's Blessings, We Have to Talk About Kevin, Mountains Beyond Mountains, Free the Children, What Is the What, Tiny Beautiful Things, Love Warrior, All the Light We Cannot See, Boys in the Boat, I Am Malala, The Memory of Running, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck, and anything by Andre Dubus III.

Why not?