In California: Confronting the Empty Page

A powerful case can be made that in a society heavily mulched with gossip journalism, novelized movies, campaign biographies, airline magazines, the printed bafflegab of lawyers and academics, interviews with pious athletes and pouting ads by misunderstood oil companies, the affliction called writer's block is insufficiently widespread. But no wretch who has ever tried to write anything will be surprised to learn that Nancy Isaac Kuriloff, a therapist who works in Los Angeles and deals with fear of writing, has plenty of clients.

&#quot;We are really talking about peril," Kuriloff says in the living...

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