Angela Tung is a writer in San Francisco. Her work has appeared in The Bellingham Review, CNN Living, Dark Sky Magazine, The Frisky, Matador Life, The Nervous Breakdown, The New York Press, Carve Magazine, and elsewhere. She also blogs about words and language for Wordnik.
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