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I get paid to have opinions.



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When I was 9, my class went on a trip to the New Bedford Whaling Museum. I spent the bus ride back composing a review of the joint. Call it destiny.

Since then I've been a restaurant critic, a film critic, a book critic. I've reviewed sex toys and viral videos, buildings and Veggie Booty. In my current incarnation as a senior writer for Salon.com, I've commented on the serial comma, cancer, feminism, and "Meatballs." And that's just in the past week.

Everyone has opinions, which means I get them too. And the #1 criticism I hear is, "What makes you think we should care about yours?" All I know is, some people are great at doing things. My talent's always been for looking at things, and telling you what I see.

by Mary_Elizabeth_Williams in Six Words About Work - My Job on Jun 29, 2011 | add favorite | T-shirt

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