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When I Say Everything I Mean Everything

I just love this two-sentence letter written by Mrs. Sinclair Lewis in response to an enthusiastic female fan of her husband who had offered ALL of her services to him as a secretary.

My dear Miss:

My husband already has a stenographer who handles his work for him. And, as for "everything," I take care of that myself—and when I say everything I mean everything.

Dorothy Thompson
(Mrs. Sinclair Lewis to you.)