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I read the 1933 edition, which is very different from the revised 1965 edition. In fact, the cover of the book shown is wrong. There are not tropical settings and no army guys in the book I read.

But there sure are cringingly terrible racist stereotyp
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I read this because I'd never read any Quindlen, and thought I should make up that deficiency.

I am very aware I'm a man as I write this.

So I'll say I know I'm not qualified to really talk about the subject matter (escaping an abusive husband), becau
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I learned that if your castle is being attacked by a bunch of orcs trying to ram down the front door, you should sneak out the side door, kill all the orcs, then run back in the side door.

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Alan Alda
“The difference between listening and pretending to listen, I discovered, is enormous. One is fluid, the other is rigid. One is alive, the other is stuffed. Eventually, I found a radical way of thinking about listening. Real listening is a willingness to let the other person change you. When I’m willing to let them change me, something happens between us that’s more interesting than a pair of dueling monologues.”
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