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Hi, I'm Jami Attenberg. I write books, and much, much more. My fourth book, The Middlesteins, came out in 2012. You can order it here or here. My fifth book, Saint Mazie, will be published in June 2015.

Also I like dogs and fighting crime.

This is the fifth place to find me on the internet. Please don't tell me I need a sixth.

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Lately, because of the book, people have been asking me what I know about life and death and also about helping people you love. I don’t know anything more than you do, unless you are a professional caregiver or social worker or therapist or spiritual leader or all-knowing being hovering in the sky (or wherever all-knowing beings hover), in which case you probably know vastly more than I do. What I believe (but do not necessarily know for sure) is you can’t help someone who doesn’t want to help themselves. You can beg and plead, you can cajole and flirt, you can manipulate, you can guilt - and you should definitely try all those things - but in the end, if someone is dead set on destruction, you should probably just get out of their way.

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