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Quiet Influence by Jennifer B. Kahnweiler

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Chapter 8Quiet Influence Strength #5: Writing

“Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers.”

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As an introvert, Helen Thorpe strongly preferred staying in the background in her role as political wife to Colorado governor John Hickenlooper. As an accomplished journalist, though, she rarely shies away from tackling politically sensitive and complicated social issues. Her first nonfiction book, Just Like Us: The True Story of Four Mexican Girls Coming of Age in America,33 has received critical praise and is a riveting piece of journalism.

In preparation to writing the book, Thorpe spent five years following the journey ...

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