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Jul 17, 2011
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"Dear Mom and Dad: Thanks for the happy childhood. You’ve destroyed any chance I had of becoming a writer." (New Yorker cartoon by Alex Gregory.) 

Was reminded of this cartoon when I read this post:
 
A few weeks ago, a woman asked me for advice about her teenage daughter. “She wants to be a writer,” the mother said. “What should we be doing?”

My first response would’ve been, “Have you tried talking her out of it?”

"Dear Mom and Dad: Thanks for the happy childhood. You’ve destroyed any chance I had of becoming a writer." (New Yorker cartoon by Alex Gregory.)

Was reminded of this cartoon when I read this post:

A few weeks ago, a woman asked me for advice about her teenage daughter. “She wants to be a writer,” the mother said. “What should we be doing?”

My first response would’ve been, “Have you tried talking her out of it?

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