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Billie Newsom

Billie Newsom is a dulcimer-playing, bookstore-browsing, egotistical charlatan based in New York.

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Growing Up Sheltered In New York City

The thing you need to know about Mom is that she had a scare 19 years ago. She was in labor when Dad barged into her hospital room, screaming, and had to be fended off by nurses. Three months later, he was gone — or so we thought.