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As an oddly sensitive and highly observant little working class girl from Fresno — who regularly saw sounds and heard the silent souls of others — I always knew I wanted to be a writer when I grew up. I realize now this is because some part of me has always known that aside from laundry, dishes, and having babies, I can’t really do much of anything else. Writing suits me and I have been doing it for as long as I can remember. In fact, I recently stumbled upon my autobiography, handwritten by me in pencil on lined binder paper at the very splendiferous age of 9. Apparently, I haven’t changed much in the nearly four decades hence. The opening line?

“I was a breech birth. I often wonder what effect it has on a person to enter the world butt first.”

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About muffybolding

Muffy Bolding is a mother/writer/actor/knitter/feminist/withered debutante who likes the smell of asparagus pee, and remains obsessed with the bathroom hygiene of her three children -- despite the fact that they are 23, 19, and 16. She is blissfully married to a cute Jewish boy who looks like Willie Wonka, but remains tragically in love with the dead poet, Ted Hughes. She has the mouth of a Teamster, and her patron saint is Rocco (pestilence relief.) Ms. Bolding lives in Southern California, where she enjoys typing words, making movies, and plucking the rings from the fingers of the dead. She was the co-creator and Editor-in-Chief of the award winning satire zine, Fresno Lampoon, and in between writing screenplays, carnival barking, and savagely threatening her trio of darling larvae with a wooden spoon, she currently publishes the zine, "Withered Debutante." More of her work can also be found in the anthology, "Mamaphonic: Balancing Motherhood and Other Creative Acts", the compilation zine, "Mamaphiles III: Coming Home", as well as in The Cortland Review and hipmama.com. She is currently writing and producing for film and television, and working on a book of essays entitled, "Inside A Chinese Dragon." She has slept around, but not nearly as much as she would have liked.
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