Human Parts
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Human Parts

EXPRESS YOURSELF

Living the Dream at the Worst Time

I landed my first book contract in the middle of the hardest year of my life

A woman signing a contract with a ballpoint pen
Photo by Dimitri Karastelev on Unsplash

I asked a friend how she was doing the other day. She told me, honestly, that professionally things had never been so good; personally, they were brutal. I’ve had essentially the same sort of year.

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Sarah Stankorb

Sarah Stankorb

Sarah Stankorb is a contributor to GEN. Other works in The Washington Post, Marie Claire, Glamour, O, and The Atlantic. @sarahstankorb www.sarahstankorb.com