|Last week, I talked with Stacey Abrams about her second political thriller, Rogue Justice, which delves into the issues of cybersecurity and surveillance.
Morning Edition interviews can only be so long. We get it, you’re busy and you want to hear about a range of things before you move on with your day. For my interview, I wanted to know how her thinking and worrying about policy issues inform her novels. I was intrigued by what she had to say. So, I went to hear her talk about the book at Sixth and I.
Abrams is famously open about herself. When asked about the advice she would give her 20-year-old self, she responded, “He is not that cute.” Her personal mantra? “Be Curious. Solve Problems. Do Good.”
Abrams, a Democrat who lost in two consecutive Georgia Governor’s races to Republican Brian Kemp, was given several opportunities to lambaste her political opponents and critics — but she wouldn’t. Instead she repeatedly kept pushing the audience to consider the
motives and concerns of the people they disagree with.
If you sometimes get frustrated with the amount of time we have to dig into an issue, so do we. which is why we sometimes find ourselves staying up a little past our bedtimes to find out more.
Listen to Michel Martin’s conversation with Abrams.