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  • and it's actually the both of you have obviously published books onto your own names.

  • But you're in this together so practically.

  • How did it work?

  • Are you on other sides of a desk or use their partner desk?

  • No, she she's in her apartment.

  • I'm in my house, and you know, we started off with long, long lists of hundreds of women that we both admire and are inspired by.

  • And then we had to keep cutting it down and finally got to the 103 that are in the book.

  • But it was it was a joy to work with her because we are.

  • We're on the same wavelength in terms of what we wanted to say and the kinds of people we wanted to write about.

  • I think Chelsea would probably tell you that it was a little more challenging of a process for her than it was for me.

  • Okay, is that what you did?

  • More of it?

  • So I knew that my mother wrote longhand because I had read previous kind of early book drafts of her prior books.

  • But I didn't understand what that would mean for our collaboration together until we really kind of got into working together.

  • I guess I should say I type on a computer because it's 2019 would, you know, write a draft of a woman and save it and send it to her?

  • And then my mother would kind of send me her drafts of the women whose bag thing she'd been working on.

  • But the way that I would receive those would be kind of single pages sent in a photograph so she would take a picture of, say, like, Page One of Harriet Tubman, and send that in one email.

  • And then she would take a picture of, like page two of Harriet Tubman inside second email.

  • So arguably I worked more because it took a while to figure out how to decipher all of her handwriting.

  • Figure out because this is how to unlock all the attached.

  • Oh, you think eyes this.

  • Really?

  • Yes.

  • So great.

  • 10.

  • A Means of rights lawyer.

  • A photograph is overwhelming.

  • Love.

  • Yeah, it's totally legible, really namely mainly legible.

  • That doesn't look that allegedly I am just of that generation where I think better when I write in longhand and you know I do know other authors who write longhand.

  • This is her main defense, the beginning of the 20th century.

  • First thing.

  • No sympathy.

  • But what she really wanted to tell you, Graham, is Who else writes longhand?

  • Who else write longhand?

  • Mom.

  • Well, I think Margaret Atwood writes longhand.

  • Oko Barack Obama writes long.

  • Okay, I mean, I could go on and on.

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and it's actually the both of you have obviously published books onto your own names.

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