Charles J. Shields





Charles J. Shields

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December 02, 1951

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Charles J. Shields is the author of And So It Goes: Kurt Vonnegut: A Life, Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee, the highly acclaimed, bestselling biography of Harper Lee, and I Am Scout: The Biography of Harper Lee (Henry Holt Books for Young Readers).

He grew up in the Midwest and taught in a rural school in central Illinois for several years. He has been a reporter for public radio, a journalist, and the author of nonfiction books for young people.

He and his wife live near Charlottesville, Virginia.


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Als Nederlander ben je verplicht om verzekerd te zijn voor zorg. Of beter gezegd, het hebben van een zorgverzekering is verplicht. De basis van een zorgverzekering is verplicht om af te nemen. De aanvullende verzekering niet. Toch waren er in 2011 ongeveer 235.000 Nederlanders zonder zorgverzekering. Als je nog geen 18 jaar bent dan hoef je nog geen zorgverzekering te hebben, dat dienen je oud...

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“Self-pity is a sin. It is a form of living suicide.”
Charles J. Shields, Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee

“To be a serious writer requires discipline that is iron fisted. It’s sitting down and doing it whether you think you have it in you or not. Everyday. Alone. Without interruption. Contrary to what most people think, there is no glamour to writing. In fact, it’s heartbreak most of the time. --Harper Lee”
Charles J. Shields, Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee

“She just wanted to be comfortable in her own skin...But she would not stop to seek others' approval. The notion that she should never seemed to enter her head. Her right to live as she pleased was not up for negotiation, even if it ran against the grain of the milieu at Huntingdon.”
Charles J. Shields, Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee

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