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  1. Andy Johnson
    March 20, 2013

    Great story!

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  2. Roz Warren
    March 20, 2013

    I only wish I’d been this good a writer at Isaac’s age. I work in a public library and the minute he publishes a novel, I’m ordering a few for our Young Adult section.

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  3. Patsy Frat
    March 20, 2013

    Great story, great characters. I loved the dialogue, it ringed with authenticity—the back and forth, the witty exchanges, the honesty of the questions, and answers or acknowledging lack of answers… This was humorous yet left me as the reader unsettled, in a good way, with teh unanswered questions the story raised. This writer has talent and depth. I want to read more of his character’s thinking on life and its big questions and I look forward to seeing him develop his art and characters

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  4. Brad Gibson
    March 20, 2013

    I love this story. Totally brings me back to my own high school days of defiling Starbucks bathrooms and hating the moon. But while that part of my life may be over, those questions about lust and love and the meaning of it all don’t go away. Aaron, like Blum, is wise beyond his years, especially regarding T.S. Eliot. That guy is a total fuckface.

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  5. Jeden Dvatre
    March 20, 2013

    Really enjoyed this. Hope for a Czech translation soon.

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  6. kate stone
    March 21, 2013

    This is a great story. It’s incredibly well written and I laughed out loud. More, please!

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  7. Kelly
    March 22, 2013

    Very engrossing story. And a really affecting ending! I’d love to read more about Aaron and Val, so I hope that there’s another story in the making!

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  8. Dr. James Nager
    March 23, 2013

    Isaac Blum’s memoir telerizes me right back to age 18. Pulling me back 42 years, this young man and I have all this in common. It would have been easier had I the gift of his introspection, had I the generosity of being able to laugh at myself. Thank you Isaac. These memories never change.

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  9. Kerri
    March 25, 2013

    Thank you for all the comments! In the interest of truth in advertising, though, I feel I must point out that Isaac submitted this as fiction, not memoir. But you are so right that it feels authentic and real!

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