I am a regular contributor to a number of online publications (link and excerpts included below).
"Pretending that it was an accident that you're smart, successful or being recognized for something that matters to you is to tell a big, fat lie. Amy Adams did not accidentally move to L.A. and become a famous actress. She worked at it. She deserves the credit. You do, too."
"The story, which chronicles Michelle's childhood growing up in Texas, her struggle to come to terms with her sexuality and her tense relationship with her mother, a devoted Catholic, a hypochondriac and a constant critic, would be too painful to read, according to her mother."
"This was starting to piss me off. I could feel my muscles tensing and the adrenaline start flowing. This was becoming more than a power struggle. My body was prepared to issue a declaration of war."