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Dear Genius by Ursula Nordstrom
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Mar 09, 2011

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In my hands now, and I'm so excited:

"December 9, 1949

Dear Nowell:
(1). Please don't address me as "Dear Baby." I was young and eager when you knew me but now I'm a large, middle-aged woman even though my last anguished letter to you didn't sound very mature. (2). It was wonderful to have your good crazy sensible letter."

Now that's a letter from your editor. Or:

"Dear Mick,

The copy-editor brought the revised ms. of Cat back this morning and I've been gulping it down with such excitement that I'm almost incoherent. I'm only up to Page 37 but Oh Lord, Mick, what a magnificent thing it is now! The introduction of Crazy Alice is beautifully done. She is so touching and lonely and strange and tragic."

And those are just the first two I saw randomly thumbing through. I haven't even gotten to her letters to Sendak or Shel Silverstein.

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