If people choose to live their life in a way that does not confront the more troubling aspects of their experience, that’s fine, if it works for them. But it will probably make them uncomfortable if they come up against somebody like me. So they just shouldn’t! They shouldn’t read my work!
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
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.Joyce Maynard