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By Nancy Peacock

For the twice-published novelist, studying a piece of writing approximately herself within the National Enquirer—under the headline "Here's One for the Books: cleansing woman Is an Acclaimed Author"—was greater than a surprise. It used to be an thought.

In A Broom of One's Own, Nancy Peacock, whose first novel was once chosen through the New York Times as a impressive publication of the yr, explores with heat, wit, and candor what it capacity to be a author. An encouragement to all hard-working artists, regardless of how they make a residing, Peacock's ebook offers priceless insights and recommendation on motivation, craft, and feedback whereas supplying hilarious anecdotes concerning the homes she cleans.

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It’s fast, it’s easy, and it can make the most modest meal a celebration. This one is an absolute classic. I’ve been modifying the recipe since I first spied it in a magazine when I was in high school. The magazine called it Lindy’s New York Cheesecake, but it’s nothing like the one they served at the restaurant, which had a cookielike crust and a fairly horrid gooey cherry topping. This one is cleaner, simpler, and a whole lot easier to make. 11⁄2 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 6 ounces) 1 cup sugar 1 ⁄2 cup melted unsalted butter 11⁄2 pounds cream cheese, preferably without gum, at room temperature 4 eggs 3 teaspoons vanilla Grated zest of one lemon 2 cups sour cream Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Once the wine came, Claudia relaxed. She swirled the soft garnet liquid in her glass and smiled benevolently down at the sautéed foie gras, inhaling the fragrance of the white peach with which it was served. “White peaches always remind me of Paris,” she said happily, and I had a sudden memory of my mother’s voice saying, “Poor Claudia,” in that tone she reserved for single women. ” As Claudia cooed over her curried tuna tartare, translucent ruby nuggets surrounded by overlapping circles of sliced radish, I thought how stunned she would be to know that my mother considered her an object of pity.

Because,” said Michael, “powerful people are accustomed to being sucked up to. When you don’t, it makes you more desirable. The less you want them, the more they want you. ” Backstory • 19 • F • • or days I jumped every time the phone rang. I was afraid it would be Warren offering me the job; I was afraid it would be Warren not of- fering me the job. I didn’t know what I wanted and I hoped he wouldn’t call at all. In the meantime I fell in love with Los Angeles all over again, and found myself dreading going back to humid summers and chapped winters.

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