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Margot Adler

I don’t have many role models. There just aren’t a lot of people like me. I see pieces of myself here and there; I take my examples from a wide and varied field of individuals who have some quality that … Continue reading

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The Book of the Unnamed Midwife

I wrote a book. I am a novelist. I started writing the story that would become The Book of the Unnamed Midwife last summer. I had the idea during finals and I set it aside, convinced that it would take … Continue reading

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Ernest Hemingway Receives a Package from Amazon

The man came to the door. I hadn’t been out of bed yet, but I was awake. When I heard the bell, I lit the lamp and got dressed. He rang again and I stumped to the door. The sunlight … Continue reading

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The Reading List

So earlier tonight, I tweeted that there was no homework required to be my friend, but there is a reading list. It’s true, although there are some suggestions and some requirements, and I’m actually pretty forgiving. These are books I … Continue reading

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Preface to Gaiman, in the style of Samuel Johnson

**Our assignment was either to write a dull essay, or to emulate the style of Samuel Johnson in his dense yet ardent praise of William Shakespeare. Alone among my classmates, I chose the latter.** That admiration in gratuitous excess is … Continue reading

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