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Flowery days”: Pilkington. “[M]ake convinced you've. . . younger readers”: Ibid. “morality divorced from ask yourself” and “chilling legalism or priggish sentimentality”: Paterson, 21. “Celebrity-written photo books. . . i can't say”: Sutton. “and they fight. . . a sugar pill”: Sendak. “[M]any occasions with. . . correct buyout” and “This is one other grotesque. . . imagery’s usage”: Denos. “I comprehend the anti-celebrity-book. . . skill everything”: Ibid. “I was once provided a pleasant sum of. . . initiatives I took on” and “On the only hand. . . into the arms of kids”: Armstrong. “Every now and again. . . will proceed to play”: Roxburgh. “more than an act. . . experience”: Lindsay. “If you don’t comprehend. . . invented the word”: Reed, 114. “Before the hot Trek motion picture. . . Dinner used to be at the house”: Michelson. “Sometimes I comb my hair with a fork”: Brenner, 1996. “What is the identify. . . Kay Thompson’s Eloise”: Brenner, “Kay. ” “Normally advances to superstar. . . for famous person books” and “which inevitably skill. . . expensive to a company”: nameless publishing govt. “This dialogue is a. . . release the ebook” and “all you should do. . . have a bestseller”: Roxburgh. Daniel Hade has mentioned. . . tv or videos: Hade. “the query then. . . inspite of a win”: nameless publishing govt. “Celebs, except. . . form of cheesy”: nameless editor. “I imagine being a cash. . . scared of those qualities”: nameless literary agent. “the prospect of doing. . . quick all in”: Ibid. “Only the rarest. . . for the young”: Quoted in Frederick, forty five. “a literary evening”: Plimpton, 333. “‘the author from Philadelphia’”: Ibid. , 334. “At Elaine’s, there's. . . i do know. ’”: Ibid. , 334–335. “Children hate. . . bought short”: Quoted in Silvey, 70. “Whatever fears. . . nearly too lovable”: Quoted in Swann, 128. “Not all readers. . . stay and allow live”: Armstrong. “An trade occurs. . . drawback of the child,” “Someone like. . . general to them,” and “pornification”: Craig. “[Publishers] miss out on. . . books themselves tawdry”: Ibid. “I’m no longer opposed to somebody. . . are becoming sidelined”: Quoted in Walker. “So, welcome, Jay. . . move get ’em, youngsters! ” Scieszka. Behind-the-Scenes Interlude: intercourse and demise “If humans weren’t . . . desire children’s books”: Quoted in Lanes, a hundred thirty. “but simply because they. . . of life”: Quoted in Draper and Koralek, 179. “‘Well, father. . . out of the room”: Ibid. , 181. “deep in an ecstasy of love”: Quoted in Lawson, seventy five. “The clip clip. . . God! ”: Ibid. , 75–76. “millions and billions and trillions of cats”: Gág, 7. “Her lifestyles revolved. . . opposite order”: Winnan, 1. “Two males. . . him get there”: Ibid. , 217. “My Youri has. . . completely neglected”: Ibid. , 224. “If you sign up for. . . frightened of murder”: Quoted in Conant, 30. “I imagine he slept. . . cash a year”: Quoted in Treglown, fifty nine. “I am all fucked. . . 3 goddam nights”: Ibid. , 60. “Roald, did you. . . received to do”: Quoted in Conant, 120–121. “a occasionally attractive. . . of his life”: Kirkus. “Our children love Harold”: Andrews, 2. “I inherited. . . writing children’s books”: Ibid. , five. “The Berenstain Bears. . . yet no longer anymore”: The Onion. “opposite intercourse turns into overt”: Berenstain. "worn all the way down to.