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The Golden Slipper and Other Problems for Violet Strange
Anna Katharine Green
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
Anne Lamott
Skippy Dies
Paul Murray
Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History
Florence Williams
A Short History of Nearly Everything
Bill Bryson
The Blind Assassin
Margaret Atwood
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Stephen Chbosky
How To Teach English
Jeremy Harmer
The Subversive Copy Editor: Advice from Chicago (or, How to Negotiate Good Relationships with Your Writers, Your Colleagues, and Yourself) - Carol Fisher Saller Wish I'd read this before embarking on the unglamorous life of a technical copyeditor. Could have saved me a bit of stress. Good pointers on how to work with writers (or in my case, engineers). Too bad I had to learn most of them the hard way. There were a lot of times I wanted to whack people over the head with a heavy copy of the Chicago Manual of Style.

Best closing advice: "Remember, it's only a book." I have to remind myself of that sometimes. It's just a silly little document. It's not worth forming deep wrinkles over it. Now go forth and may your house style sheet and CTRL+H (Find and Replace) be your new best friends.