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Sargasso Sea?

Roy Kesey interviews his five-year-old daughter (via Perpetual Folly)

Bat Segundo takes on polygraphs and other junk science.

Would this be a good time to mention that I loathe the word novella? It’s so frilly and twee.”

Chicken Soup for the Soul will leave a legacy? Maybe a legacy of dreck. But hey, if that’s what we’re working with, I want to know is why Eggers isn’t on this list. (via Conversational Reading)

Surface deliveries on cargo ships are no more. Expect the cost of foreign-published books to rise.

No shame in being slow.

Sex, love, and antidepressants.

“Indeed, if Sedaris hadn’t made up significant events and dialogue in these pieces, he wouldn’t have had ‘nonfiction’ stories to tell.”