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About Matthew Salesses

Matthew Salesses was adopted from Korea at age two and lives in Boston with his wife, baby, and cats. He has written for The New York Times Motherlode blog, NPR, Hyphen, The Rumpus, and other venues. His new book is I'm Not Saying, I'm Just Saying. See more at his eponymous website. Contact him via email or @salesses.

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  1. Whoo, what a story. And what a story teller! And I like the way you wove in the photos.

  2. Thanks, Laura! I appreciate it!

    P.S. You can check out what happened afterward at http://live-essays.blogspot.co.

  3. Strands of life, bits and pieces, held together, neatly numbered all the way through. They drank failed eggnog…
    Very captivating.

  4. This is quite frankly one of my all time favorite stories. So matter-of-fact, yet inventive and insightful. “Captivating” is indeed the right word. Thanks Matt!

  5. Aw, shucks!

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