Paula Danziger Quotes

I didn't expect to be doing a whole bunch of Amber Browns. And because it was just one book, and the father had moved away, I didn't realize I was going to have to deal more with shared custody, divorce and all those issues... view

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Sometimes it's easier to show than it is to tell... view

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The books are funny and sad, and that's what people respond to... view

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None of my characters seem to have had sex yet - I haven't written about that. And I wouldn't want to deal with what's happening in Oregon - the school shootings... view

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I think my books talk about kids learning to like and respect themselves and each other. You can't write a message book.. view

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I made the choice long ago to write about real life. And life is both serious and funny... view

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I deal with unhappy marriages a lot. I've never been married, I'm single... view

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Normally, I name my characters after famous comedians... view

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My father was a very unhappy person, very sarcastic, and my mother was very nervous and worried about what people thought. They weren't monsters, but it wasn't a good childhood... view

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In my next life, I want to be tall and thin, parallel park and make good coffee. But for now, I have lots of stuff to work out in my life, but I'll have that until the day I die. I want to write more books... view

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I'm very lucky. I'm very fortunate that my books have never gone out of print - none of them... view

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I wish I had had my books when I was a kid, I do... view

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I want to keep meeting new people, enlarging my circle of friends. I have great friends now... really good people. But I'm always ready for what comes next... view

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I try to be careful because technology changes so much over the years. But some things don't change. Kids and parents have disagreements, kids try to manipulate, parents try to sit down with rules and regs. That part never changes... view

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At age 12, I was put on tranquilizers when I should have gotten help. There was nothing major and awful, I just didn't feel my family was supportive and emotionally generous... view

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I tried to write with someone else once before, but it was not successful... view

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When my father would yell at me, I told myself someday I'd use it in a book... view

By: Paula Danziger