chicago tribune review: Michael Cunningham’s ‘The Snow Queen’

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It’s published, friends. My review ran while I was away traveling. All 800-ish words of it. And though I can partially attribute this gig to a tremendously long stretch of time spent givin’ it away for free: reviewing and writing and blogging and reading about reviewing and writing and blogging, I owe a huge debt of gratitude to this guy for giving me the guts to query The Chicago Tribune:

 

AJ-Jacobs

 

A.J. Jacobs, Editor at Large, Esquire Magazine

 

Author of:

The Know it All: One Man’s Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World

My Life As an Experiment: One Man’s Humble Quest to Improve Himself

The Year of Living Biblically: One Man’s Humble Quest to Follow the Bible As Literally As Possible

Drop Dead Healthy: One Man’s Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection

 

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Because this guy? This guy believes in me. When I’m all down and dejected after suffering the slings and arrows of outrageous life, he’s there with a kind word, a “‘You can do this.”

You can do this. Powerful words when you’re lying on the ground, wallowing in despair in a manner most unbecoming a professional.

A.J. gives me unconditional support and for that I don’t have words enough to say thank you.

Except a simple “Thank you, A.J.”

 

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ajjacobs

 

Aaaand, put some clothes on before you freeze to death.

 

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Here is the link to my review of Michael Cunningham’s latest novel The Snow Queen, published in the Chicago Tribune.


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He’ll say it isn’t true, that I had it in me to click my ruby slippers and get home all along, but don’t believe that for a moment. Few writers who’ve made it have time to worry about those of us who struggle. The ones who do are gems without price.

Thank you, A.J. Can’t say it enough.

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 Kindness, I’ve discovered, is everything in life.

– Isaac Bashevis Singer

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3 thoughts on “chicago tribune review: Michael Cunningham’s ‘The Snow Queen’

  1. Chris Sullivan

    Congratulations, not only on having your review published in the Chicago Tribune but writing a great review. I love Michael Cunningham and this book is on my TBR. What a lovely surprise to come home to after your holiday.

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