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Douglas Paulin for The Chronicle Review

June 06, 2010 Premium content for subscribers. Subscribe Today

In her short story "How to Become a Writer," Lorrie Moore opens with some very funny advice: "First, try to be something, anything, else. A movie star/astronaut. A movie star/missionary. A movie star/kindergarten teacher. President of the World...

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