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Ben Philippe

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Ben Philippe was born in Haiti, raised in Montreal, Qc, Canada, and now resides in New York. He is a graduate of the Michener Center for Writers and holds a BA in Sociology from Columbia University. He won the 2013 Tennessee Williams Fiction Contest and his writing has appeared in Observer, Vanity Fair, Thrillist, and others. He still doesn't have a valid driver’s license.

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Ben Philippe All your life you're told to stop being in your head so much. To go play with the other kids; to speak up in class; to join clubs. It's good advice,…moreAll your life you're told to stop being in your head so much. To go play with the other kids; to speak up in class; to join clubs. It's good advice, but to be honest, I was always happy in my head? It was a good time.

The best part of being a writer is that no one tells you to stop spending time in there anymore. Instead, people start asking you what's happening in there and you even get to share a bit of it with the world, which is pretty cool.(less)
Ben Philippe Hi, Dawn. Thanks for the kind words!

I lived in Austin for 3 years and produced roughly 200 gallons of sweat in that time. My apartment's AC was kept…more
Hi, Dawn. Thanks for the kind words!

I lived in Austin for 3 years and produced roughly 200 gallons of sweat in that time. My apartment's AC was kept at 68 degrees the entire time. There are many things I've learned to love about the 512 (the comedy scene, Chicken $#*! Bingo, Alamo Drafthouses) but the weather isn't one of them. :)(less)
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