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Richard Bach

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Since Jonathan Livingston Seagull - which dominated the #1 spot on the New York Times Bestseller List for two consecutive years - Richard Bach has touched millions of people through his humor, wisdom and insight.

With over 60 million copies of his books sold, Richard Bach remains one of the world's most beloved authors. A former USAF fighter pilot, Air Force captain and latter-day barnstorming pilot, Bach continues to be an avid aviator-author, exploring and chronicling the joys and freedom of flying, reporting his findings to readers.

His most recent works include Travels with Puff, which recounts Bach's journey from Florida to Washington state in his small seaplane, Puff, and Illusions II: The Adventures of a Reluctant Student, whic
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Richard Bach Other people will earn more money than you will from your writing. Money quickly spends.

What lasts always for you is a beautiful story you've…more
Other people will earn more money than you will from your writing. Money quickly spends.

What lasts always for you is a beautiful story you've written. Write stories of a beautiful life, and you shall live a beautiful life, yourself.(less)
Richard Bach Listen to your consciousness from twenty years in the future. Listen to the writer you will be and his or her magnificent life, listen to how she/he…moreListen to your consciousness from twenty years in the future. Listen to the writer you will be and his or her magnificent life, listen to how she/he thanks you for not quitting today.

How brave that writer, now a memory for me, how well he lived the tests of his life!

Rejections? So what? He sent his stories and his books immediately to other publishers, until they sold.

He kept writing. He knew that I could be his future, and his unswerving tenacity then was his gift for me.

What's my gift for him? This life, the one he imagined, the one I live today, and which I share with a few million readers who still enjoy the ideas he wrote, and the ones still hidden in his future. (less)
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EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE, and only sometimes, maybe we can use a little bit of help.


Perhaps we’ve lost a job that we really liked, perhaps we’re in the midst of a divorce, or perhaps the dog that we were hoping might live forever, maybe she’s just died. Those are difficult times.


In the midst of such times, wouldn’t it be wonderful if there were one person in all the world, someone we loved and who...

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“Can miles truly separate you from friends... If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there?”
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“The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof.”
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June 2016 Short Story Poll

 
  55 votes, 25.3%

A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen, 122 pages, 1879
 
  52 votes, 24.0%

 
  44 votes, 20.3%

 
  14 votes, 6.5%

The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran, 127 pages, 1923
 
  14 votes, 6.5%

Anthem by Ayn Rand, 105 pages, 1938
 
  11 votes, 5.1%

Miss Lonelyhearts by Nathanael West, 80 pages, 1933
 
  9 votes, 4.1%

A Jury of Her Peers by Susan Glaspell, 50 pages, 1917
 
  6 votes, 2.8%

The Willows by Algernon Blackwood, 105 pages, 1907
 
  6 votes, 2.8%

 
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