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Adrienne Brodeur

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Adrienne Brodeur is the author of the bestselling memoir, “Wild Game,” which is in development for film. During her 15 years in the publishing industry, she founded the literary magazine “Zoetrope: All-Story” with filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola, was an acquiring editor at Harcourt and HMH Books, and served as a judge for the National Book Award. Her essays have appeared in Glamour, O Magazine, The National, The New York Times, Vogue, and other publications. She is the Executive Director of the literary nonprofit, Aspen Words.

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“Loneliness is not about how many people you have around. It’s about whether or not you feel connected. Whether or not you’re able to be yourself.”
Adrienne Brodeur, Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and Me

“As any magician knows, it is not the smoke and mirrors that trick people; it is that the human mind makes assumptions and misunderstands them as truths.”
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“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. —SøREN KIERKEGAARD”
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Michael Cogdill Adrienne, welcome. How are things?

Peace. Best tidings,
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