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I’m Not in the Trailer? Dang!

I’m one of the several hundred contributors to Not Quite What I Was Planning, a collection of “six-word memoirs by writers famous and obscure” assembled by SMITH magazine, tucked away in the back half of the book on the same page as novelist Stephanie Lessing, journalist Gordon Hurd, skateboarder Kevin Wilkins, and (I’m assuming) the poet Jessica Reed. Come to think of it, I don’t think I saw any of them in this promotional video, either. It’s a grand conspiracy against page 174, is what it is!

So far, my favorite section in the book may be the one-two punch from publishing luminaries Daniel Halpern and Dan Menaker: “It’s all about me, isn’t it?” and “My memoir? You can’t be serious.”

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.