Confessions of Your Favorite Writers: What Books Made Me Do
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She called me obnoxious. I called her tyrannical. She called my parents. They called the principal...and the upshot was, instead of coming back for a second year with the same teacher in a blended second-and-third-grade class, I got moved to the fourth grade, thus ensuring my complete and total lack of friends until sophomore year of high school. The good news is, no friends means lots of time to read books...and I'm convinced that being a lonely kid was part of what made me a writer.
— Jennifer Weiner, author of All Fall Down
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—Tom Rachman, author of The Rise & Fall of Great Powers
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— George Saunders, author of Congratulations, by the way: Some Thoughts on Kindness.
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— Joshua Ferris, author of To Rise Again at a Decent Hour
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—J. Courtney Sullivan, author of The Engagements
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— Jean Hanff Korelitz, author of You Should Have Known
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— Lisa See, author of China Girls