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“Do we shrug, and walk away, humbled by the brutality of the body’s chemistry? Do we wag our fingers even harder at our kids, as if we can somehow scare their brains into being 2.0 brains? Considering how many times Houston confronted her own addiction in public, her end confirms that the pull of addiction can be stronger than the pull of dignity.”

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source: “Whitney Houston’s Invincible Voice,” New Yorker, February 11, 2012.

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“I wish you knew me before I was like this.”

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source: “New York is Killing Me,” by Alex Wilkinson, The New Yorker, August 9, 2010, 26–32.

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