"I usually wake up screaming at six-thirty, and I'm in my office by nine."
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Skimming out star reflections
Pond Village Store Generalists
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Madison Avenue and Maple Street
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Orpheus And Eurydice In Connecticut
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"This happy breed of men, this little world, this blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this east end of Long Island!"
"Greetings, Earthling. How are the schools?"
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road sign: "Gilkers Corners Population 926
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"I can do whatever I want - I come from a safe district."
"And, in suburban news, construction of the new, attached four-season solarium at 6870 Evercrest Drive continued amid the silent, seething envy of the neighbors."
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"I do ballet, conservation, starvation, cancer research, the needy, a little art, and a smidgen for Farmington."
"Birth, bed, bath, beer, bankruptcy, bifocals, balding and beyond."
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All-Christopher Neighborhood, Westport, CT, 1988
Lawrence of Suburbia
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"Tell you the truth - I ain't feelin' all that Hitchcockian."
"The boondocks R us, I guess."
"The Imaginary Playmate Meets the Invisible Fence"
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The Great Drywall of Sheboygan.
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"I can remember when this was all farmland."
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Police Log from Suburbia Heights in Haiku Form
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"He's having a tough time letting go of the Upper East Side."
Stuart's grand plan to bring the good-time steel drum vibe of the Caribbean to Belle Haven, Connecticut, hits its first snag...
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