There were things my husband brought to the marriage that had to be gotten rid of. The grandfatherly forest green recliner. Certain blocky-looking shirts bought for him by his mother. The occasional phone call from an old girlfriend. There was one item that was a keeper, though, a volume called “Plotto: The Master Book of…

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