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Consider This by Chuck Palahniuk
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A good refresher for writers.
Reading between the lines Palahniuk shares a lot of personal stories that show how a little drama can make a story really unforgettable. The story about the elephant and the story about the mice seem too strange to be
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Factotum by Charles Bukowski
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What did I say about Bukowski last time?

He's gritty and dirty and darkly funny. As it ages, he starts to seem much older than I remember.

Factotum is an employee who does all kinds of work, and the novel follows Chinaski has he gets hired and fired
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Drive by Daniel H. Pink
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This book is about 10 years old so the idea of 'flow states' isn't really that new anymore.

Still, a lot of interesting concepts around how to organize flow states.

Though, at least in terms of the journalism industry in Canada, few of the concepts are
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Post Office by Charles Bukowski
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Is it douchey to read Bukowski?
He's a lot of fun to read. He's grumpy, dirty, and darkly funny.
He wrote six novels and they're all quick reads, I think a lot of the same stuff happens in each one, but that's alright, he's still a lot of fun.
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Food That Really Schmecks by Edna Staebler
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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
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A quick read. I was seeing it all over book stores and grabbed it from the library.

A lot of interesting historical anecdotes and an interesting take on the self-help sector.

Ultimately, not a lot of actionable advice beyond focusing on what really
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Drive by Daniel H. Pink
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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
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A quick read. I was seeing it all over book stores and grabbed it from the library.

A lot of interesting historical anecdotes and an interesting take on the self-help sector.

Ultimately, not a lot of actionable advice beyond focusing on what really
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I Hear She's a Real Bitch by Jen Agg
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There's a point in the book where Agg criticizes the work of food writers and journalists.
Not specific ones, but that too, but in general she trivializes the work and complains that people who aren't in the industry don't understand it.
Meanwhile, as
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