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Julie Hecht

Julie Hecht is the author of Do the Windows Open?, Was This Man a Genius?: Talks with Andy Kaufman, and The Unprofessionals. Her stories have been published in The New Yorker and Harper's. She has won an O. Henry Prize and received a Guggenheim Fellowship. She lives on the east end of Long Island in winter and in Massachusetts in summer and fall. She has been writing stories since she was eight years old.
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A. Get into the Feeling Place of already having your desires.

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A. Fear itself

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Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. Positivity, cheerfulness.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Any sound a motorcycle makes.

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