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When I was a kid, my favorite author was Roald Dahl, and my favorite of all of his books was Matilda, about a brilliant little girl with horrible parents who has magical powers that she uses to help people. And saying that it was my favorite book is no small statement: while other kids played House or things like that, I used to make my brother play Library, and we would label all of the books with a number and letter that corresponded to information cards in a card catalog. (Clearly, I took Mindy's advice about how being a nerd as a kid is the way to be.) It's still set up at my parents' house.
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