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The XX Factor by Alison Wolf
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The Year of Less by Cait Flanders
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A Higher Loyalty by James Comey
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The good: Comey is very well read, thoughtful, and an excellent writer. I doubt that much, if any, of this was ghostwritten. Some of the best parts are him talking about President Obama, where it was clear that it was a true meeting of two very compl ...more
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Built from Scratch by Bernie Marcus
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The good: The story of HD is interesting and inspiring. In particular, the inverted pyramid management method is worth a listen.

The bad: Very self-congratulatory tone--lots of shaming people about how rich they would be if they had invested. Also th
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Not That I Could Tell by Jessica Strawser
Not That I Could Tell
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My record says that I started this book on April 6 but I actually started it on April 19 and finished it in two days because I couldn't really put it down. Very well drawn, real characters, and I especially appreciated some of the thoughts of the 30 ...more
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Originals by Adam M. Grant
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The good: some really interesting ideas about how to stretch one's creativity. The parts about procrastination and sleep were particularly interesting, as well as some really good advice on how to talk to children.

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The good: some really interesting ideas about how to stretch one's creativity. The parts about procrastination and sleep were particularly interesting, as well as some really good advice on how to talk to children.

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Stacia Kane
“NO reader has ANY obligation to an author, whether it be to leave a review or to write a "constructive" one. I put out a product. You are consumers of that product. Since when does that mean you have to kiss my ass? Hey, I like Pop-Tarts and eat them a few times a year; since when does that mean I'm obligated to support Kellogg's in any way except legally purchasing the Pop-Tarts before I eat them? I wasn't aware that purchasing and consuming a product meant I was under some sort of fucking thrall in which I'm only allowed to either praise the Pop-Tart (which to be honest isn't hard, especially the S'mores flavor) or, if I am going to criticize a flavor, offer a specific and detailed analysis as to why, phrased in as inoffensive and gentle a manner as possible so as not to upset the gentle people at Kellogg's."

[Something in the Water? (blog post; January 9, 2012)]”
Stacia Kane

J.K. Rowling
“Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Steven Pressfield
“Someone once asked Somerset Maughham if he wrote on a schedule or only when struck by inspiration. "I write only when inspiration strikes," he replied. "Fortunately it strikes every morning at nine o'clock sharp.”
Steven Pressfield, The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks & Win Your Inner Creative Battles

Stacia Kane
“Readers have the right to say whatever the fuck they want about a book. Period. They have that right. If they hate the book because the MC says the word “delicious” and the reader believes it’s the Devil’s word and only evil people use it, they can shout from the rooftops “This book is shit and don’t read it” if they want. If they want to write a review entirely about how much they hate the cover, they can if they want. If they want to make their review all about how their dog Foot Foot especially loved to pee on that particular book, they can."

[Blog entry, January 9, 2012]”
Stacia Kane

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