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Benjamin Joseph Manaly Novak is an American actor, writer, comedian, and director. Novak was one of the writers and executive producers of The Office, in which he also played Ryan Howard.
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Daily Rituals
Women at Work
Mason Currey - Mar 05, 2019
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More of Mason Currey's irresistible Daily Rituals, this time exploring the daily obstacles and rituals of women who are artists--painters, composers, sculptors, scientists, filmmakers, and performers. We see how these brilliant minds get to work, the choices they have to make: rebuffing convention, stealing (or secreting away) time from the pull of...
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I love Daily Rituals. I'm demoralized by how great people start their day very early.      source
Oxford Book of Aphorisms
John Gross - Apr 23, 2003 (first published in 1983)
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An aphorism is "a short pithy statement or maxim," but beneath this definition lies a wealth of wit and insight to which neither the word nor a brief description can do justice.This anthology demonstrates just how rewarding an art form the aphorism can be, and just how brilliantly the aphorist can illuminate the hidden truth, or lay bare the ironie...
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I love. It's just the most well-edited, brilliant one-liners from history and you can spend hours on a page or you can just flip through it.      source
Easy Riders, Raging Bulls
How the Sex-Drugs-and-Rock 'N' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood
Peter Biskind - Apr 04, 1999 (first published in 1998)
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This down-and-dirty romp through Hollywood in the 1970s introduces the young filmmakers--Coppola, Scorsese, Lucas, Spielberg, Altman, and Beatty--and recreates an era that transformed American culture forever....
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Highly recommend it. About filmmaking in the glory days of the '70s.      source