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People, Places, Things
People, Places, Things
People, Places, Things
Unexpected personal essay…
People, Places, Things
Palahniuk knows how to tell a story in unexpected, fascinating ways, and this personal essay (a Scribd Original) from the “Fight Club” author doesn’t disappoint. Palahniuk shares the people, places, and things that shaped his writing growing up in the Pacific Northwest — from serial killers to secret gardens to Sears catalogs.
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The Myths of Meritocracy
The Myths of Meritocracy
The Myths of Meritocracy
Insightful investigations…
The Myths of Meritocracy
Merit means next to nothing when navigating America’s education system, yet the idea of school being a meritocracy persists. This anthology compiles Gladwell’s most insightful investigations of what’s going wrong, from the failure of integration to the farce of college rankings. The truly inspirational anecdote among these otherwise sobering statistics is that Gladwell’s compelling stories have already contributed to significant systemic change.
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