Steve Ascani

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You may have missed these books, covering everything from French satire to Kenyan refugee camps, on their initial release – but never fear, the paperbacks are here<p>As the song nearly goes, I wanna be a paperback reader. Cheaper and more portable than its austere hardback cousin, the paperback is the …

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Does Literary Fiction Improve Mental Cognition?

Why the Fuck Would I Waste My Time Reading Literary Fiction If It’s Not Going To Give Me An Edge In The Mental Cognition Game?<p>Like, who gives a shit …

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Story Structure Database

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Six Writing Tips from Jonathan Franzen

by Monica M. ClarkA couple of weeks ago I attended an author talk with Jonathan Franzen at Sixth and I in D.C. A journalist named Marcia Valdes sat …

These Tools Will Help You Become A More Persuasive Writer

Everybody writes. No matter what you are doing in life, you need to communicate with other people. Whether it’s a personal email to your friend or a formal proposal for your business, you want to persuade people to take action.<p>Throughout the years I developed a writing routine and found useful …

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Ian McEwan: ‘I’m going to get such a kicking’

Sometimes, Ian McEwan wonders if he will be shot. He pictures the scene at a public book signing. “Someone’s going to come up, especially in the States, shooting at my chest, you know. It would be quite easy. It has often crossed my mind, especially after there’s been some kind of mass …

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11 classic novels that will make you a better leader

But according to Scotty McLennan, a lecturer in political economy at Stanford Graduate School of Business and the school's former dean of religious life, limiting ourselves to manuals and biographies and case studies means we're missing something big.<p>Some of the most valuable insights into the …

6 Classics to Add to the All-Male Book Club's Reading List

Straight white male authors are finally getting the recognition they have been systematically denied for centuries.<p>At the Man Book Club, a safe space …

11 Queer Books You Need To Read And Revisit For Summer 2016

These stories are what the world needs now.<p>Summer is here (we're going to resist the urge to say queer) and there's no better time to discover LGBTQ books of years past and present well-deserving of your time and attention. Queer folks have long been drawn to the arts as means of self-expression, …