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5 questions with William Kent Krueger

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Comedian Jesse Joyce on history weirder than fiction [Video]

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5 questions with Lisa Jewell

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5 questions with Agustina Bazterrica

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Stories of courage, loss, and perseverance from everyday Ukrainians

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5 questions with Matthew Quick

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Quiz: How well do you know surf lingo?

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5 questions with Luke Russert

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Celeste Headlee on how to stop talking to yourself like an a**hole

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5 questions with Mike Chen

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5 questions with Laura Tremaine

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Comedian Chris Gethard on writing about fatherhood [Video]

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5 questions with Katy Hays

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Ex-CIA officer Mike Baker on spies, CEOs, and more [Video]

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5 questions with Gary Chapman

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How Native author Stephen Graham Jones thinks about horror

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5 questions with Dr. Corey Yeager

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Moms share their darkest truths with Anne Helen Petersen

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5 questions with Justina Ireland

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Writer and actor Robert King knows being a dad is no joke

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5 questions with Deborah Liu

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Historian Peter Stark on the hopes, fears, and follies of America

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5 questions with Jillian Medoff

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The FBI’s Chief Explosives Scientist on the hurdles of publishing

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5 questions with Diana Clarke

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Poet Ada Limón is in awe of trees

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Scribd Coach author Esther Kurtz on how to get creative

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5 questions with Sonali Dev

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Gaby Dunn is over bad money advice

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5 questions with Dean Atta

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Entrepreneur Jeremy Fall on imposter syndrome, NFTs, and more

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Scribd Coach author Laura Brassie on how to prevent burnout

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Scribd Coach author Stacie Garland on reshaping your body image

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5 questions with N.E. Davenport

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Lauren Groff on spas, religion, and the importance of laughter

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Author Jen Winston on gender stereotypes

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Celeste Headlee on her audiobook recording ritual

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5 questions with Kate White

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Scribd Coach author Marie Gervais on how to stop procrastinating

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5 questions with Jessamine Chan

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7 creativity tips from Scribd Coach writer Esther Kurtz

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Scribd Original author and comedian Chris Gethard on parenting

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4 tips to build stronger relationships with Scribd Coach author Nicole Perry

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Author Amy Morin on how to be mentally strong

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Scribd Coach author Sarah Moffat on designing a motivating routine

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This is Life Scribd Original authors share books that brought them hope

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Author Matt Fitzgerald on writing rituals and daily routines

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Chuck Palahniuk on the gardens and ghosts of his past

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Author Julie Lythcott-Haims on what it means to be an adult

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The favorite books of 10 famous authors

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Polynesia dreaming

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Margaret Atwood on her writing process, heretics, and more

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Kaitlyn Greenidge on the joys of sex

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Leigh Bardugo answers fans’ questions about “Shadow and Bone”

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Kurt Eichenwald on the deadly lies spread by anti-vaxxer Andrew Wakefield

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A conversation with Richard Russo, and Rick Russo

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Bonnie Tsui on how to survive swimming with sharks (real and metaphorical)

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Charles Yu on climate change, the future of humanity, and more

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Elizabeth Berg on life in uncertain times, the joys of porch sitting, and more

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Myriam Gurba on writing to the deceased, amplifying marginalized voices, and more

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Poetry, landscapes, and loss

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Todd Balf on adapting to disability, living in turbulent times, and the benefits of being stubborn

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Jared Diamond on home run hits, baseball traditions, and more

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Introducing Scribd Originals: A New Way to Connect Readers with Exclusive Content from Bestselling Authors

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Our First Scribd Original: Mueller’s War