Rob Long remembers a friend this week who was leaving his small town in Missouri to try to be a Hollywood writer. His mother’s parting advice? “Don’t lose your soul”— a fair warning to anyone in L.A., where self-doubt whispers you are not enough at all times. How to combat it? Well, move away for one. But the marshmallow test, peeled shrimp and his father, the late Jay Long, also have something to do with it.
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