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March 12, 2012


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Camille Minichino

I'm distracted, Mike, thinking that one of my favorite writers, Andrew Vachss, is your friend. If you tell me he's your first reader, I'll be even more envious!

And I like your professor's advice—I often try to finish a book I don't like just to learn something about the reason it bogs down for me.

Michael A. Black

Hi Camille. Andrew is more to me than just a friend. He's my brother. He's devoted his life to helping and protecting children. I always tell him he does in real life what the rest of us just write about.
You're also right about finishing a book you don't like and making it a learning experience. Even if I totally dislike a book, I always try to look for something the author did well.

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