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Melanie Thernstrom

February 10, 2003 | Feature
A Novel Idea

How one young writer took 12 years, two agents, two publishers, five editors, and 16 grants to produce an epic of love, violence, drugs, and homelessness that is already being hailed as a modern classic.

July 15, 2002 | Feature
Spending Sickness

Maxed out on your credit card? Struggling to make the mortgage? You may not need a new job or a new accountant. Experts say out-of-control spending is actually a disorder -- think bulimia -- that can be treated. Exploring a very New York affliction.

November 19, 2001 | Feature
A Bend in His Theory