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Jonathan Waldman studied writing at Dartmouth and Boston University's Knight Center for Science Journalism, and worked in print, radio, and TV before landing in books. His first book, Rust: The Longest War, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and winner of the Colorado Book Award. His writing has otherwise appeared in The New York Times and McSweeney's. Visit him at JonnyWaldman.com.

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notebooks: I use the cheapest and lightest 3″ x 5″ notebooks I can find, so that I don’t get twee and self-conscious about filling them up or storing them. I like the 50-page college-ruled (aka lined) memo books that are spiral-bound on top; a couple will fit in any pocket. I buy multi-packs on Amazon, in assorted colors, at 60 cents ea

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Published on August 17, 2019 13:11
Average rating: 3.72 · 1,075 ratings · 234 reviews · 3 distinct worksSimilar authors
Rust: The Longest War

3.72 avg rating — 1,046 ratings — published 2015 — 10 editions
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Sam by Jonathan Waldman
"Amazing that everyone in this company didn’t quit. Check out the video on CR’s website. A construction site reality show. I don’t know how they handle the frustration and politics but they did, and letting technology do the heavy lifting is very cool" Read more of this review »
Jonathan Waldman and 4 other people liked Agnese's review of Uncanny Valley:
Uncanny Valley by Anna Wiener
"It was a quick read, but, ultimately, I don't feel like I learned anything new from this book about the ego-centric and cultish world of Silicon Valley's startup culture. This could have easily just been a longer magazine piece. "
Uncanny Valley by Anna Wiener
"Was looking for more in this book but found the same empty, overwrought descriptions of SF. Focused on appearances, little nuance of expression from anyone who is a part of the “ecosystem”. Could have gleaned the same content by reading tech Twitter " Read more of this review »
Jonathan Waldman and 2 other people liked eilasoles's review of Uncanny Valley:
Uncanny Valley by Anna Wiener
"Weirdly monotonous. I think I went in expecting something like Ellen Ullman but this definitely wasn't it. There are a number of things that I would have liked/expected from a book like this: workplace sexual harassment, tech and coding, Silicon vall" Read more of this review »
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Less by Andrew Sean Greer
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