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Dear Maria Bamford,

A friend of mine sent me the profile of you in the New York Times with a note that read, “So I’m not sure if you’ll take this as a compliment, which is how I mean it, but this article totally reminded me of you.”  I did, in fact.  I also note with glee the following passage, and would like to offer up my services

“She has a thoughtful and friendly demeanor, but it’s edged with a certain nervousness. The verbal acrobatics that pump energy into her monologues, you soon realize, are not flashes of spontaneous genius but rather the product of huge amounts of time spent in focused rehearsal. (When she’s developing new material, she will pay friends $75 an hour to listen to her practicing bits over the phone.) In casual conversation, words come less easily. Bamford often appears to rethink her sentences midway, leaving many of them unfinished. Some of this may be attributable to Depakote, the mood stabilizer she takes daily. It’s one of a number of concessions she has made in the name of stability. Thanks to the medicine, she also now needs at least 10 hours of sleep each night, she says, “and also another hour to nap.”

Think about it, and if you’re down, email Siobhan for my direct line.

Love,

ID

 

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