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    I want to keep meeting new people, enlarging my circle of friends. I have great friends now... really good people. But I'm always ready for what comes next
    — Paula Danziger
    tags: people  friends  meeting 
     
    At age 12, I was put on tranquilizers when I should have gotten help. There was nothing major and awful, I just didn't feel my family was supportive and emotionally generous
    — Paula Danziger
    tags: age  help 
     
    I tried to write with someone else once before, but it was not successful.
    — Paula Danziger
    tags: successful  write 
     
    I made the choice long ago to write about real life. And life is both serious and funny.
    — Paula Danziger
    tags: funny  choice  real  write 
     
    I wish I had had my books when I was a kid, I do
    — Paula Danziger
    tags: wishes  book  kids 
     
    My father was a very unhappy person, very sarcastic, and my mother was very nervous and worried about what people thought. They weren't monsters, but it wasn't a good childhood.
    — Paula Danziger
    I try to be careful because technology changes so much over the years. But some things don't change. Kids and parents have disagreements, kids try to manipulate, parents try to sit down with rules and regs. That part never changes
    — Paula Danziger
    tags: rules  technology  parent  kids  year 
     
    I didn't expect to be doing a whole bunch of Amber Browns. And because it was just one book, and the father had moved away, I didn't realize I was going to have to deal more with shared custody, divorce and all those issues
    — Paula Danziger
    tags: book  father  divorce 
     
    I think my books talk about kids learning to like and respect themselves and each other. You can't write a message book; you just tell the best story you know how to tell
    — Paula Danziger
    I'm very lucky. I'm very fortunate that my books have never gone out of print - none of them
    — Paula Danziger
    tags: gone  book 
     
    In my next life, I want to be tall and thin, parallel park and make good coffee. But for now, I have lots of stuff to work out in my life, but I'll have that until the day I die. I want to write more books
    — Paula Danziger
    tags: work  die  book  write 
     
    Pistachio nuts, the red ones, cure any problem.
    — Paula Danziger
    tags: problem 
     
    It's not easy being so frightened of everything. And when I think of how much I've improved in the last year, I wonder when I'll ever get finished with making changes and be really grown up.
    — Paula Danziger
    tags: wonder  year 
     
    Normally, I name my characters after famous comedians.
    — Paula Danziger
    tags: character 
     
    We spend our whole lives recovering from high school.
    — Paula Danziger
    tags: live  school 
     
    I deal with unhappy marriages a lot. I've never been married, I'm single
    — Paula Danziger
    tags: marriage 
     
    I feel like I'm addicted to the printed word.
    — Paula Danziger
    Sometimes it's easier to show than it is to tell
    — Paula Danziger
    Mistakes are growth, and we learn not to do it again. But it doesn't make you a terrible person. That's important to me.
    — Paula Danziger
    tags: people  growth  mistakes  learn 
     
    Good writing is remembering detail. Most people want to forget. Don't forget things that were painful or embarrassing or silly. Turn them into a story that tells the truth.
    — Paula Danziger
    tags: truth  people  writing  stories 
     
    When my father would yell at me, I told myself someday I'd use it in a book.
    — Paula Danziger
    tags: book  father 
     
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