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Bill Clegg is a literary agent in New York. He is the author of the novel Did You Ever Have A Family and the memoirs Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man and Ninety Days.

He has written for the New York Times, Lapham’s Quarterly, New York magazine, The Guardian, and Harper’s Bazaar.

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Did You Ever Have a Family

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Portrait of an Addict as a ...

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Ninety Days: A Memoir of Re...

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The End of the Day

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"Events from a fateful summer 49 years ago resurface with the death of Christopher. An aging increasingly forgetful heiress returns to the Connecticut estate she hasn't visited in decades to make amends with her childhood friend, Jackie. Meanwhile, Lu" Read more of this review »
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“Rough as life can be, I know in my bones we are supposed to stick around and play our part. Even if that part is coughing to death from cigarettes, or being blown up young in a house with your mother watching. And even if it's to be that mother. Someone down the line might need to know you got through it. Or maybe someone you won't see coming will need you. Like a kid who asks you to help him clean motel rooms. Or some ghost who drifts your way, hungry. And good people might even ask you to marry them. And it might be you never know the part you played, what it meant to someone to watch you make your way each day. Maybe someone or something is watching us all make our way. I don't think we get to know why. It is, as Ben would say about most of what I used to worry about, none of my business.”
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“[W]e’ve learned that grief can sometimes get loud, and when it does, we try not to speak over it.”
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“Judgement is often no more than a confession of ignorance.”
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Medhat The Book Fanatic Hi Bill! Any news about a new novel coming our way? I've been waiting desperately for a new book from you for over 2 years. :)


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