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Tearstained Memories: Learning the Lessons of Love from ABC

Toby Goldstein, Creem, March 1983

"Dear Bobby:

I never thought even you would be so cruel. All those times you said you loved me, you said you'd be there for me, you said you understood... I believed in you! I defied my parents to go out with you, turned my back on my friends, who warned me that you were no damn good. Well, they were right, you bastard! No one but a heartless, unfeeling creep would have shown up at Karen's party with another girl — and a scuzzy bleached blonde, no less. And laughed in my face as she wrapped her arms around you every time they played a slow song.

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