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  • Book calendar events for the week of March 27, 2011

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  • Book Review: 'Otherwise Known as the Human Condition' by Geoff Dyer

    Book Review: 'Otherwise Known as the Human Condition' by Geoff Dyer
    Otherwise Known as the Human Condition Selected Essays and Reviews Geoff Dyer Graywolf: 422 pp., $18 paper "Almost as soon as I began writing for magazines and newspapers," Geoff Dyer tells us in the introduction to "Otherwise Known as the Human...

    'Blue Collar, White Collar, No Collar' by Richard Ford

    "Work, as you will see, is imagined broadly in these stories - as labor, as chores, as business, as duty, as habit, as memory, as art, and as priestly avocation," writes Richard Ford in his introduction to this wonderful anthology of stories about work,...

    Book review: 'Letters,' Saul Bellow, edited by Benjamin Taylor

    Book review: 'Letters,' Saul Bellow, edited by Benjamin Taylor
    Letters Saul Bellow, edited by Benjamin Taylor Viking: 608 pp, $35 Saul Bellow, being Saul Bellow, coined literary profit from emotional tumult. From personal pain came self-exploration and impish bons mots, poured into the heightened confessional of...

    Beer Makes Men Smarter, University of Illinois Study Finds

    Beer Makes Men Smarter, University of Illinois Study Finds
    Beer makes men smarter-- well, kind of--according to a study conducted at the University of Illinois in Chicago. Researchers found that men who consumed a couple of beers were better at solving brain teasers than men who were completely sober. The...