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Sep 7Liked by Memoir Land, Natalie Serber

I love your writing style! I liked the parallels you draw multiple times and the introspective nature of this slice of memoir. I'm writing one myself too - the story of my own divorce and how I found myself after it, so this resonated lots. πŸ˜‰

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Sep 6Liked by Memoir Land, Natalie Serber

Wonderful piece, thank you Natalie. Brought back memories of an earlier marriage.

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Sep 6Liked by Memoir Land, Natalie Serber

Thrilled to see Laurie Colwin titles! I read eight of her books back in the day and found her, Alice Adams, and Anita Brookner very inspiring.

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Sep 12Liked by Sari Botton, Natalie Serber

Yes, exactly this: But that fear seemed more surmountable than the loneliness of the present.

Also, this is a great line: When we were dating, my then husband-to-be told corny dad jokes, gave thoughtful gifts, paid our rent, and dealt cocaine.

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Sep 11Liked by Sari Botton, Memoir Land

This is fabulous, Natalie. You evoke the 80s so well.

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Lovely piece. So full of details that I'll never know (as a 26 year old man) and yet universal enough that I immediately understand. It's like a mirror for me to see a new side of myself. About to spend some time reading more from you – thank you for writing this!

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Your writing is so evocative and crisp! I really enjoyed this.

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Sep 6Liked by Sari Botton, Memoir Land

Wow. Exquisite. I long to read the book.

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Sep 6Liked by Memoir Land, Natalie Serber

Beautiful writing! πŸ’•

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Sep 6Liked by Memoir Land, Natalie Serber

Fantastic. People are messy, yet we expect so much of them.

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Sep 6Liked by Memoir Land, Natalie Serber

Magnificent.

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Lovely work. Love the sombre tone and the humor at once. Let me know if you ever want to be in my intimate writer's group on Sundays at noon Eastern.

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The comfort of the I. Magnin ladies, the sky turning from pale blue to determined blue, yanking up the hood to work on the car--such great progression. The skiing, the anger, the willingness to look in the mirror. Really enjoyed this, Natalie.

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Sep 6Liked by Memoir Land

Wonderfully nuanced.

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