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My True Confession

I’ve decided to come clean about my early life of crime. When I was in the sixth grade I wrote my first novel, over one hundred pages long, on school paper. Stolen paper from the supply cabinet at what was then the University Avenue School. I have to say in my own defense that it didn’t feel like stealing because in those days California public schools were rich in supplies and no one cared how much we used. There was unlimited lined and colored paper, enough pencils to build a fort, crayons and boxes of chalk that made a satisfying clink when you shook them, scissors for right and left handers. The supply room was huge and lined with shelves that almost literally bowed under the weight of rainbow colored construction paper. And there were enough rolls of crepe paper to festoon the city.

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