"Mr. Kellwood is looking for someone to assist him in recasting his journals into a form suitable for wider audience. The tone should be urbane, warm, and scholarly—somewhat in the manner of Lewis Thomas, but, of course, about plywood."
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"Chapter One: Call me Scooter..."
"Maybe nobody goes to your Web site because it's about you."
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"It's the story of my life, isn't it? Always the subplot - never the plot."
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"I'm doing a think piece on me."
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"So- how go the formative years?"
"I called for you creative people because I feel it's time to begin my autobiography."
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"For me, a confessions is much too autobiographical."
"Whatever you do in there all day is fine with me, so long as it's not writing a memoir."
"I know why the caged bird sings. Why he does that is anyone's guess."
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"The book wasn't intended to hurt my stepmother - it was to help myself and others like me begin to heal."
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"'GameBoy: A Memoir of Addiction', by Ronald Markowitz."
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"I love my unreliable narrator. You?"
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"I can't believe my first published short story is about me."
"I'm still working on mt childhood memories."
"I'm writing a memoir. It's mostly recipes."
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The Rainy Season
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"He likes spies and big shots."
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"Congratulations! Your manuscript was the one-millionth personal memoir submitted to us this year."
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"As your chosen autobiographical ghostwriter, let me state up front that if I want any input from you, I'll ask for it."
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"You've described your experiences well enough, Mr. Frimley. The thing is that quite a few other people were also in World War II, and some of them have already written about it."
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"Your Honor, on the first ballot the jury voted ten to two for conviction. For three emotionally charged hours, we discussed our points of difference. On the next ballot, it was seven to five for acquittal. Over the next several ballots, the vote seesawed back and forth. One juror became ill and was replaced by an alternate. By now, we had been in session for ten hours straight. Tempers were rising and some jurors were near the breaking point."
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