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Abandoned at birth...reared by writers.

by AQScott on May 5, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

I am the product of a newspaper reporter and an advertising genius. As a newborn "caboose", arriving over ten years after my previous siblings, my parents placed me in my crib in our first floor dining room each night, before tucking themselves into their second floor bedroom. Each morning they proclaimed, "She never made a peep!"

...and everyone bought it.


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