In honor of Harper Lee, I call on all goofballs to take their talent to heart. You never know what could emerge from you, if you give it a sincere shot. And you might be so successful that someone will - one day - tell her grandchild about you.
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Men get a bye when it comes to their fantasy life -- no matter how disturbing or buffoonish- - but women are expected to be the grown-ups, even though it's not much fun being the designated driver.
Fifty years ago, 10-year-old Mary Badham tried out for a role in a little movie filming near her hometown of Birmingham, Ala.: "To Kill a Mockingbird....
One can hardly imagine that Lee intended for her semi-autobiographical work to become the final word on race for most white Americans; and yet, somehow, it has.
I never thought I'd see the day when "To Kill A Mockingbird" -- a novel that has inspired readers for half a century -- would be derided as a book about "the limitations of liberalism."
By Anna Quindlen
From the new book "Scout, Atticus, and Boo," edited by Mary McDonagh Murphy (HarperCollins, 2010)
I took "To Kill a Mockingbird" ou...
All summer "To Kill a Mockingbird" will be relived through at least 50 events around the country, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the publication ...
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