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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.

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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Firewood for Cannibals:

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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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“We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aids, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn, which does not forsake us even in our soundest sleep. I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by a conscious endeavour. It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look, which morally we can do. To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts.”
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best quote: "It looks like it," Captain Kirk agreed. "But we'll go down and see. Mr. Spock, Dr. McCoy, Yeoman Rand, and two security guards, pick up your gear and report to me in the transporter room."
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Leo Tolstoy
“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.”
Leo Tolstoy, The Death of Ivan Ilych And Other Stories

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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Sylvia Plath
“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.”
Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“The servants used to say, 'he read himself silly.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

James Joyce
“Every jackass going the roads thinks he has ideas.”
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