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Mark Twain once said, “A classic is something that everyone wants to have read, but nobody wants to read.”  As an author, I find the same can be said of writing: A book is something everyone wants to have written, but nobody wants to write.    This includes me.  Half the time, I hate to write...
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Stuyvesant High School is top-notch, übercompetitive. Prove the transitive postulate. Diagram xylem and phloem. Explain: Who was Robespierre? But in Frank McCourt’s creative-writing class back in 1981, we sing bawdy folk songs, craft poetry from recipes, and pen courtroom dramas defending...
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