ByLaura Lippman

Laura Lippman is an award-winning crime novelist, most recently of After I'm Gone. She lives in Baltimore and New Orleans.

  1. Racist

    I said something racist once.

    Probably more than once. Once that I know of. Once that I think of all the time. Once in a way that the words were barely out of my mouth and I realized I had said something foolish, meaning to make a joke, succeeding only in persuading everyone within earshot that I was insensitive at best, but possibly a racist hiding under my lefty reporter persona.