Columnist Donald Murray dies at 82 – The Boston Globe

by Scott Smith

“My parents and teachers got together and decided I was stupid,” he wrote last year. “My response was to develop a private mantra: ‘I’m stupid but I can come in early and stay late.’ Surprise. It worked. Good work habits will beat talent every time.”

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@hotdogsladies has yet another writing teacher for me.

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