To share our stories is not only a worthwhile endeavor for the storyteller, but for those who hear our stories and feel less alone because of it.
More Joyce Maynard quotes :
Many women my age have known the experience of giving up crucial parts of themselves to please the man they love.Joyce Maynard
I believed my story would be helpful to young women my daughter's age, who are still in the process of forming themselves as women, and in need of encouragement to remain true to themselves.Joyce Maynard
Not only did I avoid speaking of Salinger I resisted thinking about him. I did not reread his letters to me. The experience had been too painful.Joyce Maynard