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…On my first book tour I was invited to Barbara’s Bookstore in Chicago. The employees optimistically set up seven folding chairs, then occupied those chairs themselves when nobody showed up for the reading. Armed with such experiences, my writer pals and I took personally Amazon’s assault on the kinds of stores that hand-sold our books…

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80 Percenter

Looks like a book I'll have to add, Let My People Go Surfing, to my shelf. I’ve always thought of myself as an 80 percenter. I like to throw myself passionately into a sport or activity until I reach 80 percent proficiency level. To go beyond that requires an obsession and degree of specialization that…

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