Couldn't Keep it to Ourselves - Wally Lamb
• From the age of eight, Wally Lamb knew he wanted to teach and he eventually became a high school English teacher.
• Wally felt that teaching was a calling for him and he took particular interest in working with tough students.
• In 1999, Wally promised Marge Cohen, the prison school librarian at the York Correctional Institution in Connecticut that he would come to speak to a group of women.
• There had been a recent epidemic of suicides and suicide attempts at the prison, and Marge hoped that Wally could inspire the women to use writing as a tool for coping.
• When Wally was thirty, he wrote some short stories which evolved into his first novel, "She's Come Undone".
• Wally became a celebrity after he appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show with both his first and second novels.
• Wally learned to keep an...
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