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Friday, September 13, 2013
Quote of the Day (J. Courtney Sullivan, on Being From a Large Irish-Catholic Family)
“I come from a very large Irish Catholic family.
People have asked me if I’ve been disowned for writing Maine [a novel about a large Irish Catholic family], but on the
contrary...I honestly think my books would not have become bestsellers if not
for the copies my extended family members purchased. They helped me sell the
most Girl Scout cookies in Massachusetts one year—just the same with books,
really.[Laughs]”—J. Courtney Sullivan, author of Maine and The Engagements,
quoted in Stephan Lee, “The Books of My Life,” Entertainment Weekly, Fall Movie Preview 2013
I'm a librarian (no, NOT a "cybrarian" or "information scientist" or any of the other trendy terms the profession has come up with), as well as a freelance writer/researcher; my political leanings are contrarian, much to the dismay of friends on the left and right, and so I will give anyone looking for my vote exactly what they deserve -- the back of my hand