The Rules Do Not Apply: A Memoir - Chapter 28 Summary & Analysis

Ariel Levy
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When Ariel hears someone has lung cancer, she always wonders if she person smoked. She wants to believe that she can control her health by making good choices. But whenever people ask her what happened during her pregnancy, she can only say she had bad luck. People want their to be a reason for her tragedy so they can take steps to prevent something similar from happening to them. People still tell Ariel not to get on a plane if she conceives again, desperate to find a reason for her miscarriage other than simple bad luck.

But Ariel has learned that you cannot control Death.

Ariel remembers writing a profile of Maureen Dowd, an independent feminist journalist who helped forge the path for women in Ariel's industry. At the time of their interview, Dowd is still independent and successful. Ariel asks her if she...

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