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Mockingbird by Charles J. Shields
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Jan 27, 11

Read in January, 2011

Harper Lee has my respect. Not only for writing her Pulitzer Prize winning novel but simply for just being herself. She is "just folks" and I liked hearing about her life, as much as you can from a biographer never granted an interview. I hope she never does interviews, I like thinking of her and her sister Alice just minding their own business - arguing over who is going to get the check :)

Best quote, the most recent from Miss Lee from 2007's O Magazine (Oprah scored by actually getting a response from Miss Lee and something for her magazine! - I could kick myself as I recycled that magazine and didn't even realize Miss Lee's letter was published in it, I would have save that!) -
"...in an abundant society where people have laptops, cell phones, iPods, and minds like empty rooms, I still plod along with books.."

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