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David Blistein

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in Providence, RI, The United States
June 15, 1952

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I grew up—and learned to write—in Providence, Rhode Island, where my father was a Professor of English and my mother was a Trustee Emerita at Brown University. Our home was a place where words mattered and comedy was king. If you couldn’t say something well, you probably shouldn’t say it at all.

From there, I went on to Amherst College, where I spent most of the last two years writing fiction (and drinking whiskey) under the tutelage of novelist Robert Stone.

At the same time, I began a lifelong immersion in the study and practice of religious and spiritual traditions.

After college I spent four years as a publisher’s representative for Avon Books. Subsequently, I compiled, edited, and published a an art book of the letters and drawings of Pau
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