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This Won't Take But a Minute, Honey by Steve Almond
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Oct 13, 2011

really liked it

Wonderful book of flash fiction and flash essays detailing Almond's advice on writing. This book can only be bought at readings, I believe, so keep an eye out for him at your local writing conferences. He's an amazing speaker and writer, and his small gems are inspiring:

"We are living in an era of screen addiction and capitalist pornography. As a species, we are squandering the exalted gifts of consciousness, losing our capacity to pay attention, to imagine the suffering of others....This is the hard labor we're trying to perform: convincing strangers to translate our specks of ink into stories capable of generating rescue."

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October 13, 2011 – Started Reading
October 13, 2011 – Shelved
October 28, 2011 – Finished Reading

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Marc I hope you like it... I found this book to be insightful and practical.

Tara Thanks. I'm a fan of Almond's writing and have heard him read many of these pieces "live." If you ever get a chance to see him read, it's an experience!

Marc I'm actually going to have dinner with him (and room full of other people) tonight. But, yes, I've seen him read before, and he's great!

Tara Ha! Enjoy, and tell him I said hi.

Marc The book is also available online here:

But I agree... He's an amazing speaker, and I highly recommend attending his readings!

Tara Thanks for clarifying, Marc.

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