Lisa said he was a crackpot and I should stay away. But I liked the idea of meeting him in costume. If he could pretend to be Chet Baker or whoever, I could pretend to be the version of myself who didn’t have a four-month-old. I could be the superseded me, a competent grad student who never burst into tears at the drop of a hat.
Kindle Location 169, Knox, Ruthie, Big Boy, Samhain, Kindle Edition.
Love how the author uses this word. She makes it an adjective and it sounds uber academic like that. Cool, Ruthie. I feel so smart when I read you.
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