Goodreads asked Rita Szollos:

How do you get inspired to write?

Rita Szollos Growing up in a very depressed household, raised on sad family histories, books were a major ingredient for me to escape real life. It wasn't until my late 30s, with enough time and distance, that I could embrace my past, without feeling embarrassed by it. I was able to look back and find episodes of humor. Viewing the past through a new lens gave me the confidence to publish what I'd written down.

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