The first book that ever made me cry was Little Women. And when I say cry, I don't mean a gentile sniffle. I mean an out and out bawl - reading, first (spoiler!) Jo's rejection of Laurie's proposal, then (spoiler again!) Beth's death and Jo's devastating reaction to it was an emotional experience that rocked this 10-year-old's world. I've been an Alcott fan ever since.
So, for today's Words of Wisdom, here is New England's own Louisa May.
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