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I Hate People: Kick Loose
from the Overbearing and
Underhanded Jerks at Work
and Get What You Want Out
of Your Job by Jonathan Littman
and Marc Hershon, Little, Brown,
263 pages, $19.99. An amusing and
Leap Write In! Adventures
perceptive tome about surviving office politics and
infighting. Meet Minute Man, Stop Sign and Bulldozer
— they’re all in here.
in Creative Writing by Karen
Benke, Roost Books, 282 pages,
$14.95. Designed to “stretch and
surprise your one-of-a-kind mind,”
this is an insightful and instructive
workbook aimed at aspiring young
writers — yet works for potential authors of all ages.
Benke also leads local writing workshops.
If I’d Known You Were Coming
by Kate Milliken, University of Iowa
Press, 134 pages, $17. Twelve stories
that, according to one reviewer, “burn
straight to the darkest places in our
hearts.” Writes another: “These ele-
gant, edgy and deftly made stories are
full of ravenous women.” The author lives in Mill Valley.
The Transhumanist Wager by
Zoltan Istvan, Futurity Imagine Media,
298 pages, $11. Is Jethro Knights
Across the Pacific with
the new John Galt? Many say The
Transhumanist Wager is the new Atlas
Shrugged. The Mill Valley author
explores the quest for immortality
and how it could spell the end for humanity.
Paddle Steamship China
by Hillary Don, Belvedere-Tiburon
Landmarks Society, 174 pages, $24.
Learn about a thin slice of history
rarely covered: side-wheel paddle
steamships that plied the Pacific for
a few years in the 1800s. The author lives in Belvedere,
where the China’s deckhouse also resides. JIM WOOD