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Laura Lippman
The Schnorrer Queen of Book Twitter, ain’t too proud to beg.
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Laura Lippman 3h
Replying to @beyerstein
While everyone else is fixated on “existential” I just want to talk about “countless.”
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Laura Lippman 3h
Nine years ago tonight marks the last time I went out to dinner without having to worry about child care. I’m cool with that.
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Laura Lippman 5h
Replying to @RahsaanSalaam
Wayne Gretzky said you miss 100 percent of the shots you don't take.
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Laura Lippman 5h
I am, in fact, a witch.
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Laura Lippman 12h
I read this and then I read piece on Jensen Ackles and now I am just down the rabbit hole.
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Laura Lippman 12h
I am totally replicating this pose and possibly this outfit in July.
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Laura Lippman 12h
Replying to @Remember_Sarah
“A woman somewhere is speaking in declarative sentences”
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Laura Lippman 12h
Replying to @Remember_Sarah
I have zero notes on your podcast I’m just going to venture a wild opinion that the very sound of a female voice provokes a knee-jerk response in men to have opinions?
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Laura Lippman 14h
Replying to @gishgali
I believe Aquilla Deaver taught him how to do that.
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Laura Lippman 14h
Replying to @AoDespair
No one in the DAR bites anyone, they have people for that.
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Laura Lippman 17h
Replying to @Flannsplainer
I’m an optimist, she’s a pessimist. I think. Maybe I’m much more negative than I realize.
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Laura Lippman 17h
Replying to @Flannsplainer
I think the part that I wasn’t prepared for was having a child whose temperament is so very different from mine.
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Laura Lippman 17h
Replying to @xtinatkacik
IIRC — always a 50-50 proposition with my memory — the late, great Rob Hiaasen once wrote a piece about the apostrophe confusion re: Fells.
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Laura Lippman 17h
Replying to @Flannsplainer
But yesterday, a friend who happens to be a therapist told me it’s better for kids to be raised by imperfect people because having a perfect parent wouldn’t prepare a kid for life at all.
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Laura Lippman 17h
Replying to @Flannsplainer
I swing back and forth between the two poles sometimes within 10 seconds. I love motherhood when I feel I’m doing it well. When I’m failing at it, it’s the most depressing thing ever.
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Laura Lippman 17h
Replying to @levistahl
Also if you want to go deep into the Dennis backlist, I also recommend The Joyous Season, The Loving Couple (in which two versions of a story literally meet in the middle of the book) and Genius, about a famous director trying to make an art film in Mexico in the 1960s.
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Laura Lippman 17h
Replying to @levistahl
Very different — almost the anti Auntie Mame, in which a stolid person is drawn into the orbit of a charismatic figure he comes to despise yet is never not fascinated by.
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Laura Lippman 17h
Replying to @hinxminx
I quite like it and I find that I am wrong about things I think I actually know, which is never a bad thing to be reminded of.
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Laura Lippman 18h
Listening to the You’re Wrong About This podcast on the Preppy Murder and am reminded of the not-well-known-enough Patrick Dennis book Tony. (No murder but Tony does destroy lives.)
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Laura Lippman May 25
Finian’s Rainbow is, inevitably, a weird experience, but full credit to this line, spoken by the bigot senator: “My family hates immigrants, immigrants have been giving my family trouble ever since we arrived in this country.”
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