Girl Meets Hobo, Yada Yada Yada

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Last summer, longtime OTB commenter (and bestselling author) Michael Reynolds (aka Michael Grant) wrote a tribute to his better half to commemorate her winning the Newberry Medal.  Dave Schuler stumbled upon it a couple days ago and I just stumbled on Dave’s stumbling. The key passage:

Yes, it’s pretty much the standard story we’ve all heard a million times before: the predictable, plodding progression from middle-class gerbil-breeding suburban girl, to college student, to hobo’s spouse, to table-waiter, to toilet-cleaner, to Harlequin author, to Sweet Valley Twins ghostwriter, to coauthor of three science-fiction series, to fortune-squandering unemployable has-been, to acclaimed prize-winning author of a timeless literary classic.

Somehow, it never gets old.

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Comments

  1. David in KC says:

    If I had a nickel for every time ice heard that story…




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  2. beth says:

    Aww, what a sweet tribute. Your wife is a lucky woman.




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  3. al-Ameda says:

    Congratulations, Michael – and best of luck in the Mount Tamalpais Gulag.




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