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“My parents raised me never to ask people about their reproductive plans. ‘You don’t know their situation,’ my mom would say. I considered it such an impolite question that for years I didn’t even ask myself. Thirty-five turned into forty faster than McDonald’s food turns into cold non-food.”

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source: “Confessions of a Juggler,” The New Yorker, February 14 & 21, 2011, 65.

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