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Sometimes It’s Good to Meet Your Heroes

A lesson in perseverance—and kindness—from one of my favorite authors

Photo by Jonas Jacobsson on Unsplash

We were well into the new year, but my father’s Christmas tree was still standing in the family room. Home from New York for the weekend, I sat on the couch, maybe reading or maybe journaling — I just remember that I was moping. I was twenty-three years old and already a failed…

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