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Susan Cheever
I was born in New York City and have lived here on and off my entire life--in fact I went to nursery school a few blocks from where I write this. It took me a long time to admit I was a writer--I had a career as a teacher and I loved it. When I was married I couldn't get a teaching job so by an... show more

I was born in New York City and have lived here on and off my entire life--in fact I went to nursery school a few blocks from where I write this. It took me a long time to admit I was a writer--I had a career as a teacher and I loved it. When I was married I couldn't get a teaching job so by an amazing stroke of luck I went to work for my local small town newspaper. After a long time as a newspaper and magazine journalist, I took off to write a novel when I was 35 and I haven't looked back.
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FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt rated it 2 years ago
I received a copy of this book through Goodreads in exchange for an honest review. An interesting, casual history of the influences of alcohol on American history. This book has a unique mix of personal and historical information regarding the role of alcohol and alcoholism. The writing is well do...
A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it 4 years ago
Though I've never done justice to his poetry, for the most part simply scanning it now and then, E.E. Cummings as author of The Enormous Room has had a profound influence on my life. I would have likely have still studied history without ever following my friends advice by picking it up, but Cummin...
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futurista rated it 5 years ago
I downloaded this audiobook from my library not so much because I wanted to hear about the life of Louisa May Alcott as much as I wanted to hear what it was like to grow up surrounded by people like Nathaniel Hawthorne, William Ellery Channing and [a:Henry James|159|Henry James|http://d202m5krfqbpi5...
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