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Fans of Paula Poundstone’s dry humor and offbeat view of the world should enjoy her new book, The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness.

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Why does Star Wars speak to billions? Studio heads hated it. The actors thought it ridiculous. George Lucas feared catastrophe.

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Taking a one-year sabbatical off from a high-flying advertising career to explore the potential of a range of minimum-wage jobs might not be a possibility, or even a vaguely conceived idea for ever