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Jury for Thurber Prize Announced

thurberprize-2008jury.jpgNovelists Christopher Buckley and Robert Kaplow and memoirist/essayist Firoozeh Dumas have been named to the jury for this year’s Thurber Prize, awarded annually to “the outstanding book of humor writing published in the United States.” Buckley won the prize four years ago for his novel No Way to Treat a First Lady, beating out Kaplow’s Me and Orson Welles. Dumas was a finalist the following year for her memoir, Funny in Farsi. Nominations will be accepted from among the books published in 2007 until April, and the winner will be announced at a ceremony at the Algonquin in October.

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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.