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be a better place." -- email from a reader
"Ogle is for the most part a pleasant, incisive companion. Occasionally, though, she manages to lose her cool — and, along with it, the agnostic veneer of her training . . . . She strafes Ralph Nader and his “Naderites,” not to mention journalists, “yuppies,” urbanites, the U.S.D.A. and the F.D.A. Eventually Ogle, her exasperation at a boiling point, does something unexpected: She sides with the hippies." -- Nick Reding, New York Times Book Review
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Later, I thought: What a dumb response on my part. Totally stupid. Am I honestly, and at my age, measuring “success” in terms of money? That absurd! What a stupid, knee-jerk reaction.
And god damn, I’m here to tell you no one ever goes to his/her grave thinking “Gee, I wish I hadn’t wasted so much time doing that thing I loved, that hobby.” Why didn’t I have a hobby sooner? Why am I only finding out about the good stuff in life NOW?
Many ordinary men and women, people just like you and me, will reap enormous, hard-earned, financial reward after years, in some cases, decades, of building the company.