Until recently, "no" was a dirty word to me. As a stage-four people-pleaser, my vocabulary was rich with affirmatives: "sure," "okay," "absolutely," "no problem." But my mouth couldn't seem to form the word "no."
Dear Irene, I'm an award-winning author with a friendship dilemma. A long time friend told one of my clients that my agent was basically a 'nobody' and that I'm 'just a ghost writer.' Should I confront her?