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Ester Bloom is a contributing editor of The Billfold who has been interviewed on MSNBC and The Geraldo Rivera Show. Her writing can be found in Slate, Salon, New York Magazine’s Vulture blog, Flavorwire, Creative Non-Fiction, the Hairpin, the Awl, the Toast, the Morning News, BarnesandNoble.com, MTV.com, the Huffington Post, and elsewhere. Follow her @shorterstory.