Blurt!Commonplace Book

“I’ve written a memoir that dealt with my worst periods of destitution, but I’ve never told any interviewer my real feelings around getting a book published: the abject terror that the book won’t sell and I’ll end up poor again, homeless again, in the street in the rain with whatever I can carry, with a cold, looking at the windows of restaurants and homes, at all the warm life I can’t afford.” (Sandra Newman, “What If You Can’t Afford ‘A Room of One’s Own’?”)

Thursday, January 16, 2020, 8:20:35pm PDT