This is an essay by Elizabeth Simons. Gazing winsomely from the cover of Growing Up, Russell Baker has an air of self-confidence with just a bit of vulnerability peeking through. Sporting his best suit and tie, with his hair slicked back and severely parted, he looks the picture of quintessential boyhood. The twinkle in his eye invites you to spin your yarns, and the truth will be sorted out later.

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This is an essay by Elizabeth Simons. Gazing winsomely from the cover of Growing Up, Russell Baker has an air of self-confidence with just a bit of vulnerability peeking through. Sporting his best suit and tie, with his hair slicked back and severely parted, he looks the picture of quintessential boyhood. The twinkle in his eye invites you to spin your yarns, and the truth will be sorted out later.

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Harrison Scott Key is a funny guy. Don’t believe us? Check out this piece in Outside magazine. It doesn’t matter if you’re not a Southerner, and your father never forced you to crouch in a tree and eat cheap processed meat in pursuit of woodland creatures–Key’s true-life tales are hilarious, surprisingly relatable and may just make you grateful for (and more forgiving of) your family’s particular brand of crazy. What’s the last thing you read? (It doesn’t have to be a book, it could even be the label on your breakfast cereal, we suppose).  Technically, it was the question I am answering, which you typed into an email and which I had to read

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Harrison Scott Key is a funny guy. Don’t believe us? Check out this piece in Outside magazine. It doesn’t matter if you’re not a Southerner, and your father never forced you to crouch in a tree and eat cheap processed meat in pursuit of woodland creatures–Key’s true-life tales are hilarious, surprisingly relatable and may just make you grateful for (and more forgiving of) your family’s particular brand of crazy. What’s the last thing you read? (It doesn’t have to be a book, it could even be the label on your breakfast cereal, we suppose).  Technically, it was the question I am answering, which you typed into an email and which I had to read

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