A Glimpse into How the Other Half Lives

I live in a very wealthy neighborhood without being wealthy myself, and I love these glimpses I get into some very charmed lives. Chandeliers and libraries and grand pianos!!

And while I would love to have all three of those things, I don’t long for them, so I can be happy here. (More than happy.) And this is a very simple, understated, unpretentious chandelier.

My meeting with my new editor yesterday went well, although admittedly, part of me freaks whenever an editor says anything other than “It’s PERFECT! Wouldn’t change a word! Here, have a cookie.” Which never ever happens. But then I calm down. It inspired me in fact. I wrote most of the day.

I’m leaving in a little while to see a screening of a new independent film. Actually the one I posted about here, and maybe some of you helped them out!


Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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2 thoughts on “A Glimpse into How the Other Half Lives

  1. I also live in a wealthy neighborhood, but in a modest-size house. Very happy here, and enjoy walking through the historic places with my dogs. I grew up in this town, but in a very poor neighborhood. I never wanted a big antebellum house (though I think the architecture is beautiful) but did want to live in this neighborhood. It’s all good!

    Sounds as though you like your new editor and the book is going well, congrats! Can’t wait to read it, expect to learn a lot about a subject I know very little about.

  2. Cara, that’s how I feel about my neighborhood!

    And thank you for the encouragement about the book. I wish I was half down. I’ll feel more secure about it then. Maybe.

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