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Courtney E. Martin

Courtney E. Martin is the author of Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters: The Frightening New Normalcy of Hating Your Body (Free Press). She is currently assisting Marvelyn S. Brown, a twenty-three-year-old AIDS activist, with her memoir, to be published later this year. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

— From March 2008
Essays, Memoirs, and True Stories

The Jar Of Coins

The cold glass jar felt good in my pudgy seven-year-old hands. It had once been filled with hard candies wrapped in brightly colored cellophane, a gift from one of my dad’s clients. Sitting on our back deck on a Colorado summer afternoon, I wondered what I should fill the jar with now that all the candy was gone.

March 2008
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