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Wally Lamb

Lamb at discussion and book signing
New York City 2013
Born (1950-10-17) October 17, 1950 (age 66)
Occupation Novelist
Nationality American
Website
www.wallylamb.net

As my early drawings warned me, where humans go, lions and tidal waves follow.
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I think I write fiction for the opportunity to get beyond the limits of my own life.
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Accept what people offer. Drink their milkshakes. Take their love.
When I was a kid, I was surrounded by girls: older sisters, older girl cousins just down the street… except for an older boy named Vito who threw rocks. Each year I would wish for a baby brother. It never happened.
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I wanted to connect a modern story with a myth that I had read.
However far fiction writers stray from their own lives and experiences – and I stray pretty far from mine – I think, ultimately, that we may be writing what we need to write in some way, albeit unconsciously.
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Human behavior in the midst of hardship caught my attention very early on, and my first stories were all pictures, no words.
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Love stories are probably all I've ever been able to write or want to write.
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The roundness of life's design may be a sign that there is a presence beyond ourselves.
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I love the most the students with troubled lives.
Love comes in far more shapes and sizes than what the family-values crowd condones, of course.
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When I was a kid... I needed to belong.
I like to be surprised. The best writing is when it defies me, when it starts going a different way than I had planned.
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Accept what people offer. Drink their milkshakes. Take their love.
I like to write first-person because I like to become the character I'm writing.
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