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Jennifer Wright I'm working on a book called "Get Well Soon." It should be out winter of 2017. It's about terrible diseases in history and the sometimes heroic, often…moreI'm working on a book called "Get Well Soon." It should be out winter of 2017. It's about terrible diseases in history and the sometimes heroic, often utterly insane ways we cured them (or tried to.) It features one picture of a 16th century woodcarving of the baby Jesus shooting syphilis rays out of his eyeballs, and another picture of Nutz from Mad Max that I'll be drawing myself as we can't get the rights to it. Both of them make sense in the context.(less)
Jennifer Wright Realize you will be rejected more times than you would think humanly possible. You must be 1) absolutely certain in your heart that those people are…moreRealize you will be rejected more times than you would think humanly possible. You must be 1) absolutely certain in your heart that those people are fools and your brilliance will eventually be recognized and 2) still willing to respond to them very politely asking how you can polish your pieces into something they would like to publish. Years down the road, you might begrudgingly admit that their input made you much more brilliant than you initially were. Otherwise, learn to think of "no" from an editor not as meaning "no" but as meaning, "try harder, you plucky kid, you." This is good career advice and the worst possible relationship advice. (less)
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“Persecuting religious minorities is always ill-advised, every single time it occurs in history. I have never in my research found an instance where a historian says, “Wow, we were on the right side of history for torturing Group X back then.”
Jennifer Wright, Get Well Soon: History's Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them

“When we are electing government officials, it is not stupid to ask yourself, “If a plague broke out, do I think this person could navigate the country through those times, on a spiritual level, but also on a pragmatic one? Would they be able to calmly solve one problem, and then another one, and then the next one? Or would bodies pile up in the streets?”
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“Pretending any historical age before proper indoor plumbing was a glorious epoch is a ludicrous delusion.”
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“Persecuting religious minorities is always ill-advised, every single time it occurs in history. I have never in my research found an instance where a historian says, “Wow, we were on the right side of history for torturing Group X back then.”
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“When we are electing government officials, it is not stupid to ask yourself, “If a plague broke out, do I think this person could navigate the country through those times, on a spiritual level, but also on a pragmatic one? Would they be able to calmly solve one problem, and then another one, and then the next one? Or would bodies pile up in the streets?”
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