GLORIA HARRISON is the facilitator for the TNB Book Club, the lead editor for The Portland Red Guide: Sites & Stories of Our Radical Past by Michael Munk, a contributing editor to Pete Anthony’s book, Immaculate, and the mother of awesomely-named twin boys.
She went through a phase where she cut off her hair, stopped looking at mirrors, and abstained from both sex and Facebook. (She still abstains from Facebook, although she occasionally hooks up with Twitter.) We think this was brought on by her mourning the death of Gary Coleman.
She once bought a car while she was in labor, giving new meaning to the term hysterical pregnancy.
As Eliot measured life in coffee spoons, she uses Harry Potter book and movie releases.
By sheer force of will, she escaped the ravages of meth (and also, the ravages of New Mexico).
And yes, those are real.