How My High School Teacher Became My Abuser
My English teacher helped me believe in my writing. She also drew me into an inappropriate relationship.
ome people have an ability to command the soccer field, arcing graceful kicks across a hundred feet of space. Others have a beautiful singing voice that blends effortlessly with the choir. My superpower is to identify literary talent in young people. And that is what you have—torrents of it.
New York Times
Joe Fassler is editor of Light the Dark: Writers on Creativity, Inspiration, and the Artistic Process (Penguin). A two-time finalist for the James Beard Foundation Award in Journalism, he edits The Atlantic's "By Heart" series and is features editor for The New Food Economy.
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