Riley Redgate

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i wrote Seven Ways We Lie, Noteworthy, and Final Draft, and i use Goodreads primarily to complain about my emotional injuries at the hands of sadistic authors

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Average rating: 3.88 · 8,263 ratings · 2,077 reviews · 3 distinct worksSimilar authors
Seven Ways We Lie

3.87 avg rating — 4,821 ratings — published 2016 — 11 editions
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Noteworthy

4.06 avg rating — 2,392 ratings — published 2017 — 8 editions
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Final Draft

3.52 avg rating — 1,050 ratings — published 2018 — 7 editions
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“It was impossible to feel alone in a room full of favorite books. I had the sense that they knew me personally, that they'd read me cover to cover as I'd read them.”
Riley Redgate, Noteworthy

“Sometimes you go a long time having fooled yourself into thinking that you're as grown-up as you'll ever be, or that you're more mature than the rest of the world thinks you are, and you live in this state of constant self-assurance, and for a while nothing can upset you from this pedestal you've built for yourself, because you imagine yourself to be so capable. And then somebody does something that takes a golf club to your ego, and suddenly you're nine years old again, pieced together from humiliation and gawky youthfulness and childlike ideas like, Somebody please tell me what to do, nobody taught me how to handle this, God, just look at all the things I still don't understand, and you can't muster up the presence of mind to do anything but stand there, stare, silent, sorry.”
Riley Redgate, Seven Ways We Lie

“I think I'm beginning to understand
how hearts fit together.
Not like diseased carnations that lean against their crutches.
Not like vines that twine tight, throttling their hosts.
But like two trees:
two systems of deep, untangled roots,
two patterns of flowering branches,
whose leaves drink their own sunlight
and breathe their own air.
Two trees with something slung between them,
a hammock or a tapestry or a swing,
some third, beautiful thing
that neither would die without.
Hearts fit together like hands.
Not by necessity.
By choice.”
Riley Redgate, Seven Ways We Lie

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