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Carolyn Murnick is the author of THE HOT ONE (Simon & Schuster, August 2017) and an editor at New York magazine. She received an Emerging Writer Fellowship from the Aspen Institute in 2014. Her personal essays have appeared in two anthologies: Before & After: Stories from New York and Lost & Found: Stories from New York. She lives in Brooklyn.

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“There was silence and a new recognition of a perpetually searching quality within me that I had never fully acknowledged. That was it, wasn’t it? The thing that made it so difficult for me not to pick at the edges, the inability to let things be, to replace one anxiety with a new one as soon as the first one abated, to resist comforting platitudes like “Everything happens for a reason,” to ask the unanswerable “What if?’ ” and ‘Why?’ over and over again, even on the sunniest of days. That was what made me not be able to let go of the unfairness of what had happened to Ashley. That was who”
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“I did believe everyone with even a little self-awareness was holding on to some wound or another somewhere, be it physical or emotional or both, and the trick of adulthood was learning to live alongside all that.”
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“I googled Clara Shortridge Foltz. She had been a famous suffragette and the first female lawyer in California. After her husband had left her and her five children, she’d gone on to become to become the first woman admitted to the California bar and had later run for governor at the age of eighty-one.”
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