I Was a Teen-Ager for the New York Times
Joyce Maynard sells herself, piece by piece.
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 email@example.com.