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Ali Almossawi

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Bahrain
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J. M. Coetzee, James Baldwin

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Ali Almossawi is the author of An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments, a book on computational thinking, and The Point of Pointless Work. His books have been read by 3 million readers, translated into 20 languages, and have sold over a quarter of a million copies in print. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and daughter.

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Bad Choices

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Seven Types of Ambiguity by William Empson
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“The role of the artist is to ask questions, not answer them.”
Anton Chekhov
Camino Real by Tennessee Williams
“The violets in the mountains have broken the rocks.”
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Representations of the Intellectual by Edward W. Said
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Politics and the English Language by George Orwell
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Bryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words by Bill Bryson
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A friend, having read an article I’d written on the topic,* recommended this book to me. I thought I’d covered all the main pain points in my nine pages. Bryson’s treatment is 230 pages long. A pedant’s pedant! I really enjoyed the book and would rec ...more
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“The ability to analyze others’ arguments can also serve as a yardstick for when to withdraw from discussions that will most likely be futile.”
Ali Almossawi, An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments

“You can’t threaten an atheist with hell, Peg. It doesn’t make any sense. It’s like a hippie threatening to punch you in your aura.”
Ali Almossawi, An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments

“Misrepresenting the idea is much easier than refuting the evidence for it. Informal Fallacy › Red Herring › Straw Man”
Ali Almossawi, An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments

“Oh, I don't know, you know, don't you know?”
P.G. Wodehouse

“You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, who had ever been alive.”
James Baldwin

“The violets in the mountains have broken the rocks.”
Tennessee Williams, Camino Real

“The role of the artist is to ask questions, not answer them.”
Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

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