The Spectator

Your Holiday Wake Up Call

Shelby Barnes, Author

November 15, 2017

Imagine this (cue Brooklyn accent). You’re at the dinner table. Your mom sitting across from you, your sister adjacent. As you stand up to cut the turkey, you drop the knife. Everyone laughs. It’s cute. Change the scene, and now you’re kneeling in front of a tree. You grab a square box beneath the branches, handing it off to your estranged co...

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