Nothing like them! You heard it here.
Two favorite quotes:
I loved that in advertising you were so busted if you were trying to prove to everybody what a good writer you were instead of actually doing your job. I learned to respect a reader's time. You were trained to believe that no one wants to read what you're going to write. Nobody ever said, "Write a longer headline, Melissa," or, "Could you make this body copy a little longer?" They're all saying, "Nobody wants to read." It makes you work harder to make everything that you say worth reading.
In the suburbs, there's this idea of shielding kids. No one ever talked about what was going on. I remember eavesdropping on my mother and her friends, and they didn't say a damn thing!
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Books mentioned in this post
Dave is the author of Out of the Book, Volume 3: State by State