What do Sylvester Stallone and Katy Perry have in common? Let me explain.

The other day my six-year-old was repeatedly and enthusiastically singing the lyrics: "Eye of the tiger hear me roar!"  I just couldn't help myself when I heard "eye of the tiger" and started belting out lyrics right along with her:  It's the eye of the tiger / It's the thrill of the fight / Rising up to the…
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A Woman Named Curtis

I first fell in love with Curtis Sittenfeld's writing back in 8th grade, when my older sister loaned me her copy of the essay collection Listen Up: Voices from the Next Feminist Generation. Sittenfeld's piece, "Your Life as a Girl", was exactly what I needed to read as I entered my turbulent high school years, hoping I would make it to the…
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