This is the latest in our ongoing series profiling Peter Pauper Press associates.
Meet Mary Liporulo, PPP Accounting Czarina. Mary claims to be the oldest Pauper. She has been with the Press for a whopping 20 years! Not many people can say that they have been at the same job for two decades. Mary is a world-class math whiz and has been since well before all the new-fangled computers ("We did not even have an in-house computer system when I started at Peter Pauper"), software programs, "devices," and apps.
Mary enjoys ballroom and line dancing. She loves to travel, "especially cruising . . . It's at the top of my bucket list to cruise around the world on the Queen Mary 2 when I finally retire." She also mentors students in reading and is an avid bridge player — she is in fact director of the bridge program at her local senior center. And she was recently awarded top honors in a local Golden Olympics bridge competition. "I also won second place in bocce."
Why were you given your name?
Ask my parents.
If you could invite any five people to dinner, whom would you choose?
Warren Buffett, Ronald Reagan, Suze Orman, Franklin Roosevelt, and Judy Garland.
Who are your favorite authors?
Barbara Delinsky and Nora Roberts.
What’s the last thing that made you laugh out loud unexpectedly?
A funny e-mail.
If you could live anyplace else, where would you go?
How do you want to be remembered?
She loved life, and respected individuals.
If you had one superpower, what would it be?
What do you miss from your childhood?
The feeling of complete freedom when school is out for the summer.
What was the first concert you attended?
What was the name of your imaginary childhood friend?
What mildly embarrassing song or musical artist do you secretly love?
What is your favorite drink?
Sex on the Beach.