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Doug Friedenberg

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in New York City, The United States



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Born in New York, moved to Mississippi when I was 8, found my way to Rice University in Houston eight years later, and back to New York after that. Varied financial industry career which included writing for a magazine that covered the hedge fund industry.

More recently, have been principal of, which arranges finance for small companies, and write for and am member of editorial board for

Which doesn't explain how I would have written Phred. The truth is that the book wanted to be written, and somehow got me to do it. Go figure.

I couldn't help noticing that an early reviewer responded with a Bronx cheer (American idiom for "wow, did I hate that") to Phred. He was quite effusive with his lack of praise for the work.

My first reaction was: "I am not an author. I am a human being." Then I sulked for about half a day. Then I looked at the review more carefully.

The reviewer is right about a couple of points. He said,"I’m n... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on November 23, 2012 08:40 • 182 views • Tags: doug-friedenberg, grisham, phred, zombie-rabbits
Average rating: 2.43 · 7 ratings · 4 reviews · 2 distinct works · Similar authors
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The Hapless Child by Edward Gorey
The Hapless Child
by Edward Gorey
read in January, 1971
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Like Oscar Wilde said of the Little Nell story: "One would have to have a heart of stone not to laugh at it."
Likewise, the Hapless Child.

Would have reviewed when I read it, but they didn't have a reading social network at the time.
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