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Daniel Amory

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Daniel Amory, an award-winning writer, was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1975. He made his first foray into writing as a Staff Writer for The Daily Cardinal while in college at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In the fall of 1998, he began to work professionally as a journalist in connection with The New York Times Magazine, A&E Television and The History Channel, producing numerous documentaries seen worldwide. He is the Bestselling Author of Minor Snobs.


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Minor Snobs by Daniel Amory
“I remember when I was twenty-five,” he said. “No client comes to you when you’re twenty-five. It’s like when you are looking for a doctor. You don’t want the new one that just graduated. You don’t want the very old one, the one shaking, the one twenty years past his prime. You want the seasoned one who has done it so many times he can do it in his sleep though. Same thing with attorneys.”
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“Look, girls know when they’re cute,” he said. “You don’t have to tell them. All they need to do is look in the mirror. I have one friend out in New York, an attorney. She moved out there after the school year to take the bar. She doesn’t have a job. I was like, ‘How are you going to get a job there in this market?’ And she’s like, ‘I’ll wink and I’ll smile.’ She’s a pretty girl. Whether that works despite her poor grades is yet to be seen.”
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“There have been times I have thought some dreams should never be dreamt, but I would hate a world where that was true.”
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“I don’t think I’ve ever referred to any girl I dated as my girlfriend. I think that would freak me out. Even the girl that I dated for two years in college I don’t think I ever referred to her as my girlfriend.”
“How would you introduce her?” I asked.
“I’m just going to say her name,” he said.”
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“There have been times I have thought some dreams should never be dreamt, but I would hate a world where that was true.”
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“Should I have a doughnut or my disgusting cardboard?” asked Gwynn, as she drew up languidly before me at a study table in a bookstore on State Street, raising a puffed rice cake in the air.
My eyes narrowed attentively at her face, but as I hesitated, she announced eagerly, “Disgusting cardboard it is!”
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“Don’t you think most of those kids think too much about who got an A or a B when they were in law school and what that means to an inflated G.P.A. and not enough about the world?” asked Connor irrelevantly.”
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“Shortly before school started, I moved into a studio apartment on a quiet street near the bustle of the downtown in one of the most self-conscious bends of the world. The “Gold Coast” was a neighborhood that stretched five blocks along the lake in a sliver of land just south of Lincoln Park and north of River North. The streets were like fine necklaces and strung together were the brownstone houses and tall condominiums and tiny mansions like pearls, and when the day broke and the sun faded away, their lights burned like jewels shining gaudily in the night.
The world’s most elegant bazaar, Michigan Avenue, jutted out from its eastern tip near The Drake Hotel and the timeless blue-green waters of Lake Michigan pressed its shores. The fractious make-up of the people that inhabited it, the flat squareness of its parks and the hint of the lake at the ends of its tree-lined streets squeezed together a domesticated cesspool of age and wealth and standing. It was a place one could readily dress up for an expensive dinner at one of the fashionable restaurants or have a drink miles high in the lounge of the looming John Hancock Building and five minutes later be out walking on the beach with pants cuffed and feet in the cool water at the lake’s edge.”
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“It was a generation growing in its disillusionment about the deepening recession and the backroom handshakes and greedy deals for private little pots of gold that created the largest financial meltdown since the Great Depression. As heirs to the throne, we all knew, of course, how bad the economy was, and our dreams, the ones we were told were all right to dream, were teetering gradually toward disintegration. However, on that night, everyone seemed physically at ease and exempt from life’s worries with final exams over and bar class a distant dream with a week before the first lecture, and as I looked around at the jubilant faces and loud voices, if you listened carefully enough you could almost hear the culmination of three years in the breath of the night gasp in an exultant sigh as if to say, “Law school was over at last!”
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Christine Hatfield Daniel I was wondering if you can autograph your book called Cameron's court and send it in the mail for me please

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Nancy The book junkie Thank you for the friendship add! :o)

Harlequin Books Hello Daniel, it is a pleasure to meet you.

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Daniel Amory Haylee wrote: "Hello, how are you? Thanks for the add!

Hi, Haylee...thanks--you too.

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Haylee Hello, how are you? Thanks for the add!

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Daniel Amory Becca wrote: "Thanks for the friend request! Love the to-read choice of Eric Larson's newest..."

Thanks, Becca--you too. Looking forward to Eric Larson's newest...he is a very good writer.

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Becca Thanks for the friend request! Love the to-read choice of Eric Larson's newest...

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Lea Ivy Thanks so much for the add! for more book reviews please visit my channel http://youtube.com/BeautifulReader thanks again and God bless! xoxo

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Daniel Amory Thanks, Danie--Likewise. I hope you enjoy Minor Snobs as much as I enjoyed writing it...

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Danie Thanks for the add. Minor Snobs sounds good, I've added it to my TBR pile!

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Thank you, Simon.

Daniel Amory Monique wrote: "Thanks for the add:)"

Thank you, Monique.

Daniel Amory Tracy wrote: "Thank you for the friend request. You've had an impressive career."

Thanks, Tracy. Looking forward to following your reviews.

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Tracy Thank you for the friend request. You've had an impressive career.

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Karen Gammons Thank you for the friend request, Daniel. Look forward to seeing you around Goodreads.

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