Jami Attenberg Quotes

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Jami Attenberg Quotes

I dont think theres any topic a writer should feel afraid of tackling just because it has already been discussed. If you feel you have a fresh perspective and an understanding of a certain emotional truth, its always worth writing.
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And wasn't life full of layers and nuances, colored all kinds of shades of gray, and the way you felt about something when you were twenty or thirty or forty was not how you would feel about something when you were fifty or sixty or seventy
if only he could explain to her that regret can come at any time in your life, when you least expect it, and then you are stuck with it forever.

— Jami Attenberg

Everyone agreed that Edie was a tough woman to love, though she was worth loving.

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He was a fool to think he could have love twice in this life. Arrogance. He held her hand close his chest with both of his hands. No one was entitled to anything in this life, not the least of all love.

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Worst parent on the planet. All he knew how to do was bark orders and walk away. He didn't understand that his daughter was smarter than that, that she wasn't a dog.

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There's just so many goddamn things we never get to know. We're not entitled to all the truth.

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Sometimes blessings are indiscriminate.

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She opened the McRib box and eyed the dark red, sticky sandwich. Suddenly she felt like an animal; she wanted to drag the sandwich somewhere, not anywhere in this McDonald's, not a booth, not Playland, but to a park, a shrouded corner of the woods underneath shimmering tree branches, green, dark, and serene, and then, when she was certain she was completely alone, she wanted to tear that sandwich apart with her teeth.

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I let the sun hit me. The sun's some kind of gift. Another day we're all alive. I wish she could understand. I'm just happy to be alive.

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Food and love are all intertwined at our core level. It can be a very nurturing, wonderful, loving thing.

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Young adult novels don't shy away from the discussion of weight issues, and 'Blubber,' the tale of an overweight, not-so-sympathetic fifth-grader bullied by her peers, is a refreshing take.

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I was fat because my parents were a little fat themselves at that point in their lives, and I ate what they ate.

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It's good to pass on stories.

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Smart, sharp, and hilarious, Slaughterhouse 90210 is the perfect pick-me-up and never-put-me-down book.

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The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry is a breezy, big-hearted treat, especially if you've ever wondered about the inner workings of America's national treasures
neighborhood bookstores.

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My laptop broke and because of the storm I could not get a new one. And so I've been promoting my book via iPhone.

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I love reading books that you can't put down, and they just take you over for a night or a weekend.

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