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This post was excerpted from I SEE YOU MADE AN EFFORT by Annabelle Gurwitch.



I arrive to find my mother in a state of high anxiety. My parents' home sold within weeks of listing it on the market and they are completely unprepared. My mother is intent on getting rid of everything she owns; if I'd shown up any later, my parents might be sleeping on Tatami mats.



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I read this a few years ago and I LOVED IT. Janelle is a talented writer. I devoured this book in one night, it was a great fun read that is also very cleverly constructed and seriously addictive. Fun, fun, fun and rather delcious. Janelle has told m...more
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I went to a reading to see Emily and I was really knocked out. This book is not a read to take lighty. THe subject matter is really deep.
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“It's also at that moment that I realize I am able to maintain the level of judgmentalness that I so cherish only because I have someone in my life who knows me so well and still manages to love me. Isn't that what love is? Knowing someone's life story and not using it against them? OK, maybe it's more like knowing someone's life story, using it against them, and still loving them.”
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“There’s a saying, “There are no atheists in foxholes,” but it should be amended to add “. . . or in penitentiaries.”* If I am ever incarcerated you can bet I’ll be signing up for every form of religious education offered. They have the best snacks; they observe holidays and often meet in air-conditioned halls.”
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