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The Living Blood
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Preparing the Ghost by Matthew Gavin Frank
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Man Alive by Thomas Page McBee
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The Sociopath Next Door by Martha Stout
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Who's Your Caddy? by Rick Reilly
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This might actually pass the Bechdel Test, in the one chapter devoted to the LPGA. There might be some conversations between women there, about golf and lesbianism / perceptions of lesbianism.

Sometimes I like to read golf books, in memory of my Dad.
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The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson
"Surprisingly breezy read for a book about psychopaths and serial killers, but Ronson makes it fun enough for even me to stomach, the world's biggest wuss about stuff like that. I whizzed through this and couldn't stop thinking about it when I wasn..." Read more of this review »
The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson
"To me the most interesting thing about this book was the structure -- instead of a typical nonfiction book that would set out to tell you about the subject matter in a linear way, this is a story about how the author got interested in the topic (w..." Read more of this review »
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I picked up this book, along with a couple of others on the same topic, after listening to episode 8 of the Serial podcast. There's some question on the podcast of whether Adnan, who was convicted of the 1999 high school murder of his ex-girlfriend H ...more
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The Unspeakable by Meghan Daum
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Ray Bradbury
“I know you’ve heard it a thousand times before. But it’s true – hard work pays off. If you want to be good, you have to practice, practice, practice. If you don’t love something, then don’t do it.”
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Joss Whedon
“Two things that matter to me. Emotional resonance and rocket launchers.”
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“Humor keeps us alive. Humor and food. Don't forget food. You can go a week without laughing.”
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“There's a time and place for everything, and I believe it’s called 'fan fiction'.”
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“You fail only if you stop writing.”
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