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Reading Great Writers' Worst Books

Peter Brown Hoffmeister | Posted 10.28.2012 | Books
Peter Brown Hoffmeister

This summer, I found myself re-reading Alice Walker's The Color Purple, a book that is both wonderful and awful. After finishing, I asked myself, "Why do some books by great authors (or parts of books by great authors) work so well, while others fail?"

The Art of the Hand-Sell, Part I

Peter Brown Hoffmeister | Posted 07.18.2012 | Books
Peter Brown Hoffmeister

As long as bookstores exist, people will keep buying books because the person next to them puts it in their hands. Literally.