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Gerry Abbey

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I grew up in Blue Bell, PA, attended St. Joseph's Prep in Philadelphia for high school, and continued on to Fairfield University in Fairfield, CT to pursue my English Education degree.

In the spring of 2004, I was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to teach English as a foreign language in Taiwan. During that year, I taught in a rural town on the east coast, about two and a half hours south of Taipei. After many months of attempting to acclimate to this place I’d known nothing about, I found that I had hundreds of pages of journals. With this base produced by conflicted alienation in the midst life-shaping adventure, I began writing my first book. Slowly, I outlined my story by selecting favorite and, even more so, least favorite experiences t
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3 Tremendously Valuable Books on Writing

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