Journalism allows its readers to witness history; fiction gives its readers an opportunity to live it.
My father was an entrepreneur - a sign maker, and he had about 20 employees - and often he'd take me to business meetings, and I would listen to him talk with his workers and customers. We would also talk a lot about business over dinner.
There were times when rehab and the halfway house were very, very tough, but I never felt that I wanted to leave.
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