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Attorney by Day, Novelist by Night by Kim Benjamin
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Address Unknown by Kathrine Kressmann Taylor
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One of my supervising attorneys is 88 years old. He basically helped invent tort law in Oregon and has been influential in anything you can name. The governor comes by to get his opinion on judicial appointments and whatnot, and in his prime, he was ...more
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Awakening Compassion by Pema Chödrön
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Will in the World by Stephen Greenblatt
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I never thought this would happen to me, but while I was reading this book, I actually had a sense of nostalgia for Harold Bloom.

A woman I work with forced this book on me with the guarantee that I would adore it. I later found out that she "hates m
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Getting to Yes by William Ury
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I think I've read this book three times and I never remember anything about it. You gotta know your BATNA, I know, but I actually know that from the negotiation hornbook I helped edit.

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Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham
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Who doesn't love Lena Dunham?! Seriously, who doesn't? Because I will go find them and tell them what's up.

Lena Dunham is so fantastic, and I want to be her life coach. If you are reading this, Lena Dunham, not that you need any help being super suc
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The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1)
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You guys, I gotta tell you. I need to send some kind of apology letter and fruit basket to Maggie Stiefvater for my review on Shiver and how boring I continue to find it. My roommate loves books where nothing happens, and I think Shiver would be perf ...more
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The Practicing Mind by Thomas M. Sterner
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