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Stuff by Randy O. Frost
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Dec 19, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: nonfiction-awesomeness, psych
Read from December 17 to 19, 2010

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12/19/2010 page 102
35.0% ""But she almost never used them...The mere possession of the cookbooks and recipes allowed her to enjoy thinking about he image of herself cooking and to imagine a potential identity as a cook. Indeed, much of her hoard allowed her to imagine various identities: a great cook, a well-read and informed person, a responsible citizen. These things represented dreams, not realities.""

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