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Joan Didion
“Life changes in the instant. The ordinary instant.”
Joan Didion, The Year of Magical Thinking

Cormac McCarthy
“You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from.”
Cormac McCarthy, No Country for Old Men

David Sedaris
“If you aren't cute, you may as well be clever.”
David Sedaris, Me Talk Pretty One Day

Dalai Lama XIV
“Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.”
Dalai Lama XIV
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David Sedaris
“I just looked at the pattern of my life, decided I didn't like it, and changed.”
David Sedaris, Barrel Fever

Nicknames (Select)
1 chapters   —   updated Jun 24, 2014 03:52PM
Description: Part I of a three part series, Nicknames is an exploration of the aftermath of growing up in a world full of secrets. Sisters Claudia and Bernadette (Claude and Bernie) are reeling after the death of their father, and the secrets about his and their lives that are revealed. Family friend Angela is thrown into the mix of this chaotic sibling rivalry for personal success and a father's love.
Aeroplane (Travel)
1 chapters   —   updated Jun 24, 2014 03:35PM
Description: Satirical essay. Alena Gracia. 22. Orange County native, jet setter. Follow her on her search for love, and career while she navigates the hipster landscape.
Whatever happened to Maxwell, Charlie? (Select)
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Description: Sam Ferris, Reagan Boulevard and Joanna Wesley: three very different women with the same secret: they are all in love with the same boy. The trouble is the boy they once knew is now a man, and no longer who they once knew. In fact, he now goes by a completely different name. It was hard enough for these girls to cope with their own unique relationship with Maxwell, while contending with never really knowing him because of his DID (dissociative identity disorder). What will they all do now that he is forever Maxwell and has no memory of being Charlie at all?
Seven (Un)Lucky Years (Biographies & Memoirs)
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Description: creative, poetic, autobiographical nonfiction/spiritual conversion memoir
Butterfly Scars (Poetry)
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Description: "People who haven’t been where we have been truly have no idea what we live with. Some of us are constantly torn between trying to protect and heal ourselves and trying to have some sort of relationship with our families, however dysfunctional they may be. Others have decided that they no longer want a relationship with the ill family member. Many of us have been subjected to a lifetime of emotional, verbal, physical, and sometimes sexual abuse. These abuses do not disappear just because time has passed or because we are adults. Sometimes the worst scars cannot be seen." Excerpt from http://outofthefog.net/Relationships/Unchosen.html
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