publication date: Sunday, February 24, 2019 (part of Winter 2019)

category: Literature

clue: It's a cliché as tired as she is, but this horse girl turned her obsession into a best-selling book, and her career has not been broken by her condition.

explanation: Hillenbrand wrote Seabiscuit and Unbroken. She has suffered from chronic fatigue syndrome her entire adult life. more…

difficulty: hard

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Erik Bates, and Stan Iwanchuk


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