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Kathleen Hawes

Kathleen Hawes lives in Brattleboro, Vermont, with a seven-year-old, Lego-playing ninja. She is pursuing an English degree at Smith College and is good at pillow fights, making grilled-cheese sandwiches, and eating grilled-cheese sandwiches.

— From January 2018
Essays, Memoirs, and True Stories

The Queen of Hearts

Rule #20: Never bring a book to work. It makes the customers think you’re better than them. It doesn’t matter what you’re reading. It doesn’t matter if you’ve finished cleaning all the glasses and it’s a quiet Monday afternoon — leave the book at home. You’ll know this when your father comes behind the bar looking pissed and tells you to come into his office.

January 2018
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