A Book-hugger, and Proud of It

I attended school, in some form or another, for thirty-five years. From kindergarten through a Ph.D. Some friends thought it was impressive. My parents… probably more exasperating. For me, exhausting, but rewarding. After I finished however, I was met with a pervasive and bewildering suggestion (if not demand) from the performance, publishing, and professional world I was now hoping to make my way in: ~ Leave all mention of your Ph.D. and doctorate out of promotional materials and author bios. Apparently, it's bad for sales. And since many aspects of the academic process had left me somewhat jaded… and since a good upbringing keeps me wary of snobbery and elitism… I didn’t have a problem wit

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