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‘Even though I have some sympathy for the dislocation you must have felt, I want to urge you to hurry. ‘
‘Beyond the satisfaction of recording your life for posterity is the cathartic joy of pouring out your unhappiness. Nothing is so bad it cannot be written out of your system.’
‘Throughout my adult years I’ve believed in the importance of the relationship between a writer and her community. I want to change things for the better.’