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The Art of Non-Conformity by Chris Guillebeau
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Sep 23, 12

Read from September 11 to 23, 2012

Even at half-way through this one, I can tell that the author is spending more time doting on himself than providing useful advice to the reader. I think part of the problem is that he doesn't have a very specific audience in mind. He includes a tangent about he dropped out of high school, took 40 college credits for a couple of semesters by over enrolling at multiple community colleges, and graduated early. That feels like a representative example of his attempt at bravado, while not providing anything particularly useful to the reader. His writing tone can be a useful kick in the pants to do something other than just go to work at watch TV, and he does provide some good, alternative ideas on how to live a more interesting life, but too much of the good stuff is buried among filler and what comes off as bragging.
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