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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...
Books Read, Not Necessarily Well
Books Read, Not Necessarily Well rated it 3 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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