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How to Pitch Yourself: Young Eudora Welty’s Impossibly Charming Job Application to <em>The New Yorker</em>
How to Pitch Yourself: Young Eudora Welty’s Impossibly Charming Job Application to The New Yorker

An exquisite yin-yang balance of erudition and irreverence, dignity and self-deprecation.

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E.B. White’s Beautiful Letter to a Man Who Had Lost Faith in Humanity
E.B. White’s Beautiful Letter to a Man Who Had Lost Faith in Humanity

What sailors teach us about hope and the resilience of the human spirit.

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How to Turn Down a Marriage Proposal Like Charlotte Brontë
How to Turn Down a Marriage Proposal Like Charlotte Brontë

A bold defiance of oppressive gender ideals, packaged as the ultimate it’s-not-you-it’s-me gentle letdown.

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May 9, 1933: Helen Keller’s Scorching Letter to the Nazis about Book-Burning, Censorship, and the Inextinguishable Freedom of Ideas
May 9, 1933: Helen Keller’s Scorching Letter to the Nazis about Book-Burning, Censorship, and the Inextinguishable Freedom of Ideas

“You can burn my books… but the ideas in them have seeped through a million channels and will continue to quicken other minds.”

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Letters to a Young Artist: Anna Deavere Smith on Confidence and What Self-Esteem Really Means
Letters to a Young Artist: Anna Deavere Smith on Confidence and What Self-Esteem Really Means

“Real self-esteem is an integration of an inner value with things in the world around you.”

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Children’s Endearing Letters to Judy Blume About Being Gay and Her Timeless Advice to Parents
Children’s Endearing Letters to Judy Blume About Being Gay and Her Timeless Advice to Parents

Warm wisdom from the beloved author to console on one of life’s deepest sources of isolation.

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