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Mar 18Liked by Emma Straub

Dear Emma…I follow a decent handful of favorite authors because their books have spoken to me in some way shape form. (I promise you’re in good company— hello Maggie Smith, Ann Patchett, Marisa De los Santos, et al). You, though…with your beautiful and/or heartwrenching and/or funny (and always, somehow, no matter what, upbeat) newsletters…you are the author I most wish I could sit down and share a cuppa, a story or twelve, chat about the confetti joys, the hidden tripwires of life (the good, the bad, and the Ovaltine). I look forward to your next book almost as much as I look forward to your next newsletter. Thank you for being so open, so you, and especially for shining light (or sharing space on hiding-under-the-table days) in this very unshiny time. 😘

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Mar 18Liked by Emma Straub

Thank you for your newsletter. Books are slippery creatures. I have been trying to work on a novel of my own and have been stuck for weeks. I literally wrote for months without pause, desperate to get it all on the page, and now I stare at it like a stranger. It is nice to be reminded that sometimes that is just part of the process.

I started to reread "This Time Tomorrow", I was saving it like a treat because I loved it so much the first time. But I have no self-control so I decided being stuck meant I should treat myself now.

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Mar 18Liked by Emma Straub

I will miss Barbra’s voice, the way she says “can you imagine?” Have to keep reminding myself she’s not my friend, I cannot call her tomorrow or stay overnight and eat coffee ice cream.

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Mar 20Liked by Emma Straub

I wish I could do a double "like" for the coffee ice cream mention. Coffee ice cream and Barbra - that covers most of the major foods groups, doesn't it?

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Mar 18Liked by Emma Straub

Your words are a delicious amuse-bouche for the cerebellum! (I really don't know brain parts so cut me some slack here, please!)

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Mar 18Liked by Emma Straub

I just love it when there’s a new newsletter from you. Thank you thank you, Emma.. I wish you lived closer and I absolutely count you as a friend. (Fun is essential and renewing and absolutely worth it - even and especially when there is a long list of important things I should be doing) XOXO Mary

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Mar 19Liked by Emma Straub

“In” not “on” regarding REG ^^

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Mar 19Liked by Emma Straub

Hi Emma…yes, fun IS important. I did love Renee Elise Goldsberry as Evangeline on her OLTL days. What a good soap! And I wore my green BOOKS (Books are Magic) cap most of the day on St. Patrick’s Day. Happy spring to us all. Love, MCG

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Mar 19Liked by Emma Straub

We need to add your newsletter to the fun list. Love it!

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NEW BOOK yes!!! I can't WAIT to read it, this is the news I like to see in my inbox! Impressed by you and your writing forever.

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I won't lie - I came here for the unmistakable picture of Barbra ("like buttah!") in the thumbnail.

Take notes people - this is *brilliant" marketing.

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Pre-ordering!

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