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Work Memoirs!

Jillian Capewell at Bustle has compiled a list of great, escapist career memoirs.

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For Poorer

As the twentieth century draws to a close, I find myself the father of three boys under five.

The youngest is born under circumstances that seem positively routine compared with our first outing. When I return to hospital six hours after the birth, my wife is dressed and ready to go, the baby packed up like hand luggage.

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How Romance Novelist Courtney Milan Does, & Writes About, Money

they decide to trade. She gets his house, his salary, and his Tesla for the rest of the semester, while he gets a job washing dishes in a Chinese restaurant and lives in the illegal unheated garage she and her roommate call home. And then things get really complicated. And sexy.

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How ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Does Money

I approached a worn copy of E.L. James’ Fifty Shades of Grey with the hopes that the book would be willing to give me an honest interview.

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The Gift Card Is The Hardest Part

I am totally 110% a satisficer. Until I’m not.

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On Selling Book #1 And Dreaming Rothschild Dreams

What are you going to spend your advance on? Boring things like food and rent, or do you have grander plans? (DISNEY WORLD!!)

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How Wizards Do Money: Harry Potter

James Sirius Potter was such a wanted child.

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A Guide to (the Costs of) Getting Lost

As for groceries, I’ve lived on the gift cards to Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s I got in my Christmas stocking.

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Why Don’t Ebooks Have In-book Ads? Because We Don’t Read Enough

Publishers will only start seriously worrying about whether you finish The Goldfinch if they need to ensure you get exposed to every possible ad layered between the chapters.

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