The unflattering reviews are painful for short periods of time; the badly written ones are deeply, deeply insulting. That reviewer took no time to really read the book.
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You need a whole community to raise a child. I have raised two children, alone.
Schools must stop being holding pens to keep energetic young people off the job market and off the streets. We stretch puberty out a long, long time.
Some Native American writers enjoy being called Native American writers.
In becoming an American, from Europe, what one has in common with that other immigrant is contempt for me-it's nothing else but color.
I get angry about things, then go on and work.
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You don't repair that relationship by sitting down and talking about trust or making promises. Actually, what rebuilds it is living it and doing things differently - and I think that is what is going to make the difference.
Alien - an American sovereign in his probationary state.