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Ann Bauer

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Seven years ago, during a very tough time in my life, I took a job in advertising. I'd published one novel. I'd written a second but had given up on its ever selling (it eventually did). My adjunct teaching contract was up. So I decided to change my life, go to work for the Man and see what that was like.

I was 40 years old. And going into advertising at 40 is like becoming a ballerina at 29... The first month was bewildering. Nonstop client meetings and martinis at 2 p.m. I was exhausted but also — I realized — happy for the first time in a while. My colleagues were kind, cheerful, smart, creative and surprisingly devoid of ego. People laughed. No one used the word "pedagogy." Work was actually fun.

I've been looking for meaning all my life.
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