I Was a Teen-Ager for the New York Times

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Jan. 9 1998 3:30 AM

I Was a Teen-Ager for the New York Times

Joyce Maynard sells herself, piece by piece.

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Forced by a cruel publishing house to give up her last, cherished family jewel at a fire-sale price. Doesn't that just say everything about the times we live in? I think there's a piece there, Joyce.

Alex Beam is a columnist at the Boston Globe. His e-mail address is beam@globe.com.

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