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In bed I like to read:

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Google New, New York Times, Slate, Huffington Post, TMZ (guilty pleasure for sure)

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Embrace life

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
My California by Beth Hart

TheDiaryofHelenTash’s Latest Memoir of 150

“Never enough. Dumped him. Self-worth prevails.”

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