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Abby_Ellin

Member since January 23, 2008

ABOUT ME

Right now, I'm reading:
This.

My favorite story of all time is:
The Garden of Eden by Ernest Hemingway, if only for the description of gazpacho and poached eggs.

In bed I like to read:
Pill bottles.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
The nail salon.

If you were to throw up your hands in exasperation and yell "it's the story of my life," what would you be talking about?
I fall for the hired help.

Abby_Ellin’s Latest Memoir of 37

“Never chase cabs, buses, or men.”

 
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