Colin Winnette: Any audience questions?
Audience Member: When you’re looking back on your life, obviously you have to sift through a bunch of stories. Were there ones you thought about and threw out, or maybe started to write and then thought: that’s not this book?
Chelsea Martin: There are a lot of stories I thought I would write, that I didn’t end up writing. On paper they didn’t have the momentum, or it was too complicated, or it involved too many things that aren’t my shit, and that I’d have to skip over.
Audience Member: So, you sifted through and chose the one where you felt like, “This is my shit.”
Chelsea Martin: Yes, I was trying to avoid other people’s shit as much as possible, trying to focus on my own shit. Thank you for the question, Mom.
Audience Member: You’re welcome.
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