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Never Hit a Jellyfish With a Spade: How to Survive Life's Smaller Challenges
How should an atheist respond to a sneeze? In an argument, how do you kick ass when you don't have a leg to stand on? After years of exploring the small pockets in life's backpack in his celebrated we…
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