Ever look at a bestseller list, and think, “If I read all those books, I’d morph into a more intelligent, interesting, and impressive version of myself. I’d dominate cocktail parties and dinner table conversations with my literary prowess and witty rhetoric.” Maybe, in a fit of nerdy enthusiasm, you buy the one book that you’ve heard the most people or podcasts reference (and pretended you’d already read). Hopefully you read all of it and learn a few things, becoming slightly more intelligent, interesting and impressive. Then you go back to watching trashy reality television and useless sitcoms, and resume your average performance at dinner parties.
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