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Sarah Darer Littman
Works at CTNewsJunkie.com
Attended Duke University
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These are the gifts from the past we lose with e-books.
When we were in the process of cleaning out Mom's apartment, I found a book of Churchill quotes on a shelf in one of the closets. I took it home, because I'm a huge fan of Churchill's oratory and writing, and still remember w...
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Last month I was asked to give a speech at the Friends Literacy Awards at the library where I researched and wrote papers in high school and dreamed of being a writer. It was a very proud moment for me and I took the opportunity to talk about how important libraries and librarians have been in my life. I also weighed the OED for reasons explained in the speech!
I constantly joke with my kids that you’re never a hero in your own hometown. But after today I’m going to have to stop saying that, because being asked to speak as an author at the Ferguson Library where I spent so many hour...
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I confronted the Banality of Evil at my local coffee shop on Monday morning at my "Coffee with Legislators."
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AMEN AMEN AMEN!!
Yesterday I shared tips on finding authors who are interested in school visits. Today I’m going to bring up compensation, a topic that is never easy to discuss but is nevertheless necessary, especially if you’re interested in inviting an author to your school. Let’s look at some commonly-held assumptions about authors and visits and contrast …
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This piece, written with a killer migraine (probably induced by anger and disgust I felt as a result of researching the piece) is my scream of despair into the void. Let me know if it resonates. 
For Stamford resident Matt Olson, a career in IT was the pathway to the American dream. A New Mexico native, who experienced hard times as a kid when his mother became ill and drowned in medical expenses, he graduated with a computer science degree in 1997 and went to work…
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When I commented to DECD about the poor optics of this announcement, coming right after the legislature passed a budget that cut services to the state's most needy resident, they were quick to point out was the OPERATING budget, this is BONDING. Um, dudes? It's all taxpayer dollars. And the interest we pay on that bonding will come out of the operating budget, no? And are you seriously telling me that Bridgewater Associates couldn't get a loan on the capital markets at favorable rate? They really need a 1% forgivable loan from the state more than our smaller entrepreneurial businesses do?
Just weeks after passing an austerity budget, in a stunning display of “let them eat cakery” the State Bonding Commission is set to vote on a $22 million grant to Bridgewater Associates, one of the world's largest hedge funds run by Ray Dalio, who is ranked 29th on the Forbes…
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This one is particularly personal, because I've witnessed firsthand how prescription opioids can wreak both financial and emotional devastation on a good, hard working family - as a result of a car accident. The end result - overdose of a much loved family member shortly after leaving rehab. And yet those who knowingly profited most from the marketing lie that these drugs were "less addicting" are now using the same tactics seeking to privatize public education. It's unconscionable. 
Deaths from heroin and opioids increased again in Connecticut last year, and suddenly everyone's talking about it. Press releases on the topic went out last week from five of Connecticut's seven Congressional delegates (Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal and Reps. John Larson, Rosa DeLauro, and Joe Courtney).
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My latest for #CTnewsJunkie  looks at corporate welfare and tax avoidance in light of GE's decision to move to Boston and CT GOP's rhetoric surrounding it. 
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Author, Columnist, Embarrassment to Teenage Children
Employment
  • CTNewsJunkie.com
    Columnist, 2010 - present
  • Self
    Author, 2005 - present
  • Hearst Corporation
    Columnist, 2003 - 2013
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Female
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Author, Columnist, lover of the quirky and snarky
Introduction
Award-winning author and columnist

Novels: 
BACKLASH Scholastic Press April 2015
WANT TO GO PRIVATE? Scholastic Press 2011
LIFE, AFTER 2011 Sydney Taylor Honor Book Scholastic Press
PURGE  Scholastic Press
CONFESSIONS OF A CLOSET CATHOLIC 2006 Sydney Taylor Award for Older Readers, Puffin
Bragging rights
The blue haired Mom in "Q & A" the StoryCorps video with over 1 million hits on YouTube. Except in real life my hair isn't blue...yet.
Education
  • Duke University
    Political Science, 1980 - 1984
  • New York University Stern School of Business
    Finance, 1985 - 1990