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The Curse of Imposter Syndrome

And why you need to ignore it to do your best work

Photo by Vince Fleming on Unsplash

The other day, I posted on Twitter, “Is there a writer alive who doesn’t suffer from imposter syndrome?” and received a thunder of replies. I didn’t even need to explain what I meant by “imposter syndrome”. It’s firmly planted in the vernacular, and everyone seems to instantly understand (and be familiar) with what it means…




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Susan Orlean

Susan Orlean

Staff writer, The New Yorker. Author of The Library Book, The Orchid Thief, and more…Head of my very own book club (join me!)

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