Magazine December 31, 2019, Issue

Excerpts from My Nose Is Red But My Heart Is Blue, Memoirs of Rudolph Reindeer

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From My Nose Is Red But My Heart Is Blue: My Story of Abuse, Survival, and Healing, by Rudolph Reindeer with Herb Gluck

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It was just one of those late nights when even though you know you need to keep your secret safe, your defenses are down. I wanted so badly to be accepted by the whole team, but especially by Donner. He was the ideal reindeer to me — a short, jet-black nose, wiry bantam legs, in short, Donner was the whole package. I aspired to be like him. Heck, I aspired just to

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