I was on a corporate bootcamp once where we had to give a short speech. If we used any non words like “um” or “ah” everyone in the audience clapped their hands. Imagine if reporters did that to Trump when he used “very,” “good” or “great.” He’d be getting standing ovations.

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I did a poor imitation of Don Draper for 40 years before writing my first novel. I'm currently in the final stages of a children's book. Lucky me.

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