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Donald Friedman

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Sometime trial attorney and perennial procrastinator, presently novelist, short story writer, and essayist, I’m the author of the multiply translated The Writer’s Brush, Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture by Writers, which The New York Times Sunday Book Review described as “sparkling audaciously on every page,” and which the American Libraries Association called “a grand feat of research and interpretation.” My first novel, The Hand Before the Eye, black comic and shot through with religious themes—praised by Publishers Weekly for “its impassioned finale of spiritual redemption,” was a Vanity Fair Hot Type Recommendation. You’re My Dawg, Dog: A Lexicon of Dog Terms for People, has brought pleasure equally to dog and word lovers.

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Evan Hunter/Ed McBain, “there is no frame in writing.”

Among the very rare group of writers whose books have sold over 100 million copies, the inventor of the police procedural with his dozens of 87th Precinct novels, the author of The Blackboard Jungle, and the screenplay for Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds,” Evan Hunter as the boy Salvatore Lombino was art editor of his school art-literary magazine and cartoonist for its paper. He won a city-wide comp

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“The hard part about changing is that you have to change.”
Donald Friedman, The Hand Before the Eye

“For true repentance there must be change. Remember when it comes-the flash, the insight- that it’s only the beginning.”
Donald Friedman, The Hand Before the Eye

“For true repentance there must be change. Remember when it comes-the flash, the insight- that it’s only the beginning.”
Donald Friedman, The Hand Before the Eye

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