Posts by: Karen Duffin

How to Seduce Men

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Turns out The Great Gatsby is good for more than passing eighth grade English – try seduction.  May not get you a marriage proposal, but might be good for a free lunch.

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Used Is In

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Used books are on the rise, fueling book sales from Salt Lake City to Saint Louis. Take notes, Wall Street – while not many companies can say they made money in 2009, used booksellers like Half Price Books and Alibris did just that.

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Every Book Asks for Something Different

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Tracy Kidder talks to the Bygone Bureau about the danger of rereading your work: “Only two things can happen, and neither one is good. Either I’m reading and think how can I possibly have allowed that sentence to go to print, or I think, ‘Did I used to write that well?’”  The quality of free […]

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #19: Karen Duffin in Conversation with Laura Stevens

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Laura Stevens has great hair. The best hair in the room, 94.3% of the time. It makes me jealous. She is the only non-adopted child of her parents’ six children.  She does change management consulting for a living… I still don’t know what that means. I read her change management PowerPoint; I even took her […]

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