Interview: Lorraine Adams on The Room and the Chair

In some ways, writing about the newsroom, which I had known on a daily basis for pretty much twenty years, was more difficult than writing about sledding on the mountain in Afghanistan, something I had never done — although I had been in Afghanistan and I had been in a very bad car accident, tumbling down a hill while I was there. I was on a very bad road, as most roads are in Afghanistan, and the Jeep flipped over and tumbled down a ravine. This was in the summer of 2006, and I was injured — it’s a long story, but I wasn’t seriously injured. So imagining events like flying a fighter jet — obviously I’ve never flown a fighter jet — those things were a little bit easier for me than writing about the newsroom.