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Nov 16, 2023Liked by Jami Attenberg

Makes me think of this James Baldwin quote: "Every writer has only one story to tell, and he has to find a way of telling it until the meaning becomes clearer and clearer, until the story becomes at once more narrow and larger, more and more precise, more and more reverberating.”

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"Same agony and joy, same neuroses, same exhilaration." Ha ha! Loved this! I've been circling old themes a lot lately, too, and it's exhilarating! It cracks things open. Thanks for writing this -- you're right. Feeling freer in the work helps me feel freer in the world. Doing a little #1000words starting tomorrow for a week because that also helps me feel free. Excited for your book and events!

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After three novels I seek an definitely see repeats in my work. But mostly along the lines of repeating themes. Stuff I never get tired of probing like the concept of found family outside our biological one or the different kinds of love relationships women can have for and with each other. What it takes to build a family. All this echoes in my work and it’s pleasing to see those echoes.

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Congratulations Jami, don't know you but feel like I do, and it's a pleasure to see such a robust book tour! Yay.

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Nov 16, 2023Liked by Jami Attenberg

"whatever, it’s free, so not that sorry" legit LOL.

I love how we can free ourselves with our own thoughts. Here's to more of that!

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The novel I’m working on began as a short story many years ago. Then it turned into a memoir, then it turned into a novel!

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Congratulations! 🎊 👏👏 Your book tour looks amazing. If I'm in NY in January, I'll be there. And loved this post, so agree with everything.

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I wish you’d come to Boston. Please???

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