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Funny Guys

If you haven't subscribed to the Selected Shorts podcast maybe this will persuade you. It's one of my favorite programs.

The two stories on this program are devoted to goings-on at the workplace—that hotbed of intrigue and thwarted ambitions. First, Lydia Davis's "Alvin the Typesetter" chronicles the travails of one office worker. The reader is the author and "This American Life" performer David Rakoff. Next, T.C. Boyle weaves a tangled web of comic deceit in "The Lie" with a zestful read by political satirist and TV personality Stephen Colbert.

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One With A Bullet

I love short stories, and so when I learned that Tobias Wolff had some new stories, and had released them in a collection with a selection of his earlier stories I didn't order it from Amazon. I didn't take advantage of my Amazon Prime account and its two-day delivery. No, I stopped by my local bookstore on the way home from work and purchased Our Story Begins: New And Selected Stories by Tobias Wolff. It includes one of my all time favorite short stories, "Bullet in the Brain," and you're in luck the New Yorker has a podcast of T. Coraghessan Boyle reading the story. Give it a listen, even if you're familar with the story Boyle's reading is excellent, and the discussion of the story is also interesting.