This name refers to the author and narrator of the entire essay collection.
This person is the narrator's Scrabble nemesis in the essay "To Scratch, Claw, or Grope Clumsily or Frantically."
This person is mentioned in the essay "Not Here to Make Friends" as is the protagonist in the movie "Gone Girl." The author uses this character as an example of a woman who struggled in pretending to be someone she was not.
This fictional person is a role model for the author because of her strength and humanity and ability to endure the unendurable.
This person was a famous astronaut, the first of her gender to enter outer space. This person died a tragic death at age 61, leaving her partner unable to receive the federal benefits typically owed widowed spouses.
This person is a comedian who makes inappropriate jokes...
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