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The Route to Publication

Last spring, after I finished writing my memoir Forty Years Stoned, I pitched it to 120 New York literary agents.  Then I sat back to await their unanimous confirmation that this was the finest piece of storytelling since Hamlet.

Eighty of the 120 didn’t bother to reply.

Thirty replied with a no.

Ten asked to see the manuscript.

Of those, my favorite reply was this one: Continue reading