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Dan Manning

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Dan Manning lives and writes in Grand Rapids, MI. He is the author of Android Down a space opera; Firewood for Cannibals (and other stories) a collection of short stories; and The Cubicles of Madness a supernatural office drama; Two collections of essays: Brain Giblets and Booze and News; and two books on Zen: Get Your Zen On and Zen Happens.

All books can be found at his website, www.danmanning.com.
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Kicking the Hot Pockets Habit

If they made a movie about how Tom Hanks battles his addiction to "Hot Pockets," it isn't going to end with him crying into a plate of Hot Pockets, watching re-runs of "Facts of Life" in a poorly lit apartment, alone, estranged from his girlfriend, played by Sofía Vergara, just shoveling "Hot Pockets" into his face, crying because he can't stop. He's addicted, and he gave up.

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Get Your Zen On

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Android Down

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Zen Happens

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Robot Stories

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Zen For Brains

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Booze and News: More Madness

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Truman Capote
“[F]or us, death is stronger than life, it pulls like a wind through the dark, all our cries burlesqued in joyless laugther; and with the garbage of liveliness stuffed down us untill our guts burst bleeding green, we go screaming round the world, dying, in our rented rooms, nightmare hotels, eternal homes of the transient heart.”
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“Quietly, sure of his ground, he traversed the dismal fields.”
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“In actuality, it was like the homes of all people who are not really rich but who want to look rich, and therefore end up looking like one another: it had damasks, ebony, plants, carpets, and bronzes, everything dark and gleaming—all the effects a certain class of people produce so as to look like people of a certain class. And his place looked so much like the others that it would never have been noticed, though it all seemed quite exceptional to him.”
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Sylvia Plath
“On a low coffee table, with circular and semicircular stains bitten into the dark veneer, lay a few wilted numbers of Time and Life. I flipped to the middle of the nearest magazine. The face of Eisenhower beamed up at me, bald and blank as the face of a fetus in a bottle.”
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“The color scheme of the whole sanatorium seemed to be based on liver. Dark, glowering woodwork, burnt-brown leather chairs, walls that might once have been white but had succumbed under a spreading malady of mod or damp. A mottled brown linoleum sealed off the floor.”
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