Authors: LYNDA BARRY
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This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events or locales or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.
Copyright ©1999 by Lynda Barry
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The author wishes to thank: Liz Darhansoff, Robert Mecoy, Tom Greensfelder, Susan Grode, Ben Sandmel, Caroline and Barry Ancelet, and The Ragdale Foundation
Such bright blood is a ray enkindled
Of that sun, in heaven that shines
And has been left behind entangled
And caught in the net of the many vines.
ear Anyone Who Finds This, Do not blame the drugs. It was not the fault of the drugs. I planned this way before the drugs were ever in my life. And do not blame Vicky Talluso. It was my idea to kill myself. All she did was give me a little push. If you are holding this book right now it means that everything came out just the way I wanted it to. I got my happily ever after.
Signed, Sincerely Yours,