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The wisdom of Jonathan Safran Foer.

In a New York Times Q&A with Jonathan Safran Foer, the young novelist tosses in this one-sentence bit of real wisdom:

I've tried to write the book I would want to read, rather than the book I would want to write.
I think that's a fantastic – and critical – insight that young writers often overlook. My respect for the man just ratcheted up a couple of notches.

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