Excellence Punta Cana Dominican Republic by Ted Murphy 2009 (CC BY 2.0)

My Three Years of No Shopping

Or: Why I won’t be buying lots of expensive gifts or personal items any time soon. [A. I lack funds and desire to do so].

Sarah Lawrence and Iowa Workshop grad and bestselling, award-winning novelist and bookstore co-owner Ann Patchett, and dog. She is a few months younger than me. And God only knows how much richer. Alls I got to my name is my Jeep. I just now realized that this article which bothered me even before I knew anything about the author … I could have been at that workshop with this person if Brian Stonehill hadn’t raped me. Probably not, though. They would have kicked me out for offending their fine sensibilities.
Alice Lloyd, American Consequences (Porter Stansberry) author longing for the days when slaves temporarily ran free.

According to Harlan Ellison and my grandmother, “You’ll go far Amy, because you have heart.” Author of 40 books, former exec., Nebula Award nominee, Poor.

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