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Memoirs

Memories and Hallucinations

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I wrote this during a depression, when I had a terrible writers' block and couldn't even read. It was all I could do to glance through the newspaper. I played highlights of 'South Pacific' over and over, and drove my family mad.
When I started taking some psychotherapy, I thought, since I was delving into memories, I might as well try to put them into written form, as a book.

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