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A few years back, when I finally got smart enough to go to a therapist, she asked me how I had held things together all these years.
It didn't take long to come up with an answer. 'That's easy. I belong to a book club

A few years back, when I finally got smart enough to go to a therapist, she asked me how I had held things together all these years. It didn’t take long to come up with an answer. “That’s easy. I belong to a book club.

Books were her easiest friends. They demanded nothing from her but her attention.

Good posture and an attitude let you get away with anything.

...I guess when someone's really hurt you, there always seems to be a possibility for more.

I hate the way bitterness is like a black, bubbling tar pit in me, and I hate the way so many memories of you are in that pit.

...in the beginning God created light... to read by.

in the beginning God created light . . . to read by.

I used to think love could save anything, but it can't if the vessel's cracked.

She felt like a bad actress in a play she never wanted to be in.

Sister Ignatius taught me in Sunday School that "in the beginning there was light," but to me, it was always an incomplete sentence, which God should have known to ammend: in the beginning God created light...to read by.

We laughed harder than the humor deserved, which goes to show you no matter your age, you're closer to adolescence than you think.

What I had come to love about book club (besides the fabulous desserts and free liquor) was how in hearing so many opinions about the same book, your own opinion expanded, as if you'd read the book several times instead of just once.

When Wade brought you home, I thought, Now here's a girl with a little fire in her. And where there's fire, there's usually smoke.

Women with minds scare some men. We make them wonder if they're as on top of things as they think they are.