Thursday, October 05, 2017

First Paragraph

For a writer in today's marketplace, moderation is an affliction. There's something to be said for bourgeois respectability, of course, but nobody wants to read memoirs about heroic retirement saving, the Sturm und Drang of predawn carpooling, or the epic compromises that, strung together over the decades, produce an enduring marriage. All writers know this.

- From We Have Met the Enemy: Self-Control in an Age of Excess by Daniel Akst

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