Review: Best Day Ever by Kaira Rouda

Elevator Pitch: Crappy husband plans exciting vacation day for his hot wife with a bad digestive system. Psychological thrills ensue. My Tagline: Sleeping with the Enemy meets Anthony Weiner My Opinion: I love a good unreliable narrator, and Paul Strom is pretty unreliable. He's also arrogant and socially clueless, which makes him an even more …

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Review: Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg

I read Charles Duhigg’s previous book, The Power of Habit, last year, and I loved it enough that I decided to use it for a class I’m teaching next semester. I ran across Duhigg’s latest book on the New Nonfiction shelf at my local library, and I read it in two days. Then I wished that …

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Review: The Productivity Project: Accomplishing More by Managing Your Time, Attention, and Energy by Chris Bailey

I love projects. I love productivity books. And I love the kind of “stunt journalism” that requires writers to do crazy things in the service of writing about it. Elevator Pitch The opposite of lazy is not busy. In fact, lazy and busy are quite often synonymous states of being. Reasons to Read It I …

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