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The word no Carries a lot more meaning when spoken by a parent who also knows how to say yes. Joyce Maynard#Parenting 69
Joyce Maynard#Parenting 69
My job is writing. I get paid to do it. When was the last time you heard someone challenge a doctor for making money off of cancer? Joyce Maynard#Cancer 67
Joyce Maynard#Cancer 67
The painter who feels obligated to depict his subjects as uniformly beautiful or handsome and without flaws will fall short of making art. Joyce Maynard#Art 65
Joyce Maynard#Art 65
Although Salinger had long since cut me out of his life completely and made it plain that he had nothing but contempt for me, the thought of becoming the object of his wrath was more than I felt ready to take on. Joyce Maynard#Becoming 60
Joyce Maynard#Becoming 60
I compromised my ability to tell my story, at the most basic level. Joyce Maynard#Ability 58
Joyce Maynard#Ability 58
The portrait of my parents is a complicated one, but lovingly drawn. Joyce Maynard#Complicated 57
Joyce Maynard#Complicated 57
Many women my age have known the experience of giving up crucial parts of themselves to please the man they love. Joyce Maynard#age 50
Joyce Maynard#age 50
Not only did I avoid speaking of Salinger; I resisted thinking about him. I did not reread his letters to me. The experience had been too painful. Joyce Maynard#Experience 44
Joyce Maynard#Experience 44
The silence was part of the story I wanted to tell. Joyce Maynard#Silence 42
Joyce Maynard#Silence 42
I believed my story would be helpful to young women my daughter's age, who are still in the process of forming themselves as women, and in need of encouragement to remain true to themselves. Joyce Maynard#Age 38
Joyce Maynard#Age 38
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