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Posts Tagged: Louis Menand

The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #192: Lara Vapnyar

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“This novel is my most intimate and biographical.”

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Self-Help

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Self-help books, like diet books, are ever-popular. But, according to Louis Menand at the New Yorker, they aren’t necessarily making us better human beings—just workers who better fit current business practices: It’s not surprising that every era has a different human model to suit a different theory of productivity, but it is mildly disheartening to realize […]

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