I remember when I hit the send button I looked at it and said, “Gosh, this seems a little bit stalker-ish. But then I said, “Well, I’m a nobody in Orlando and he’s a Dean. He probably gets so many messages like this, it’s probably going to get deleted. He won’t even respond. So I stopped worrying. But he responded after a couple of days and he said, “Hi Ali, I’m glad to hear you read the book and enjoyed it. If you happen to find yourself in Cambridge, let’s get together.” And so I was stunned and overjoyed.
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