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    In Praise of Messy Lives: Essays by Katie Roiphe

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      In Praise of Messy Lives: Essays by Katie Roiphe. $16.17. 288 pages. Publisher: The Dial Press; First Edition edition (September 4, 2012)

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      "'In life I will go very far out of my way to avoid any possible conflict or argument, so it is a little surprising that in my essays I often seem to pick fights, and to offend or otherwise enrage people.'" She goes about her days this way, she explains: 'peaceably in person, fiercely on paper.'" In Praise of Messy Lives: Essays by Katie Roiphe

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