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This category explores book reviews and other sorts of reviews. Admittedly, there aren't many books that I've reviewed here, but when I do review something, I'll tag it with this.

The following content is in the book-reviews category:

Book review of the Art of Noticing, by Rob Walker

Review of Andrew Etter's ebook on Modern Technical Writing

The Author Experience -- Interview with Rick Yagodich

Book Review: The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt

Sample Chapter from Word Up! How to Write Powerful Sentences and Paragraphs, by Marcia Riefer Johnston

Book Review: Your Brain at Work, by David Rock

Book Review: No Easy Day

How Character Drives Story -- Book Review of Ann Patchett's State of Wonder

Book Review: Mistborn, by Brandon Sanderson

Using Tags to Increase Findability

Book Review: The Hunger Games, and a Possible Parallel for Technical Writers

My Review of the New Testament

Book Review: The Lonely Polygamist, by Brady Udall

Book Review: A Practical Guide to Designing with Data, by Brian Suda

Book Review: Developing User Assistance for Mobile Apps, by Joe Welinske

Book Review: Everything is Miscellaneous, by David Weinberger

Book Review: Letting Go of the Words, by Ginny Redish

Book Review: Elements of Content Strategy, by Erin Kissane

My Review of the Old Testament (really)

Review of Alan Porter's Wiki: Grow Your Own for Fun and Profit

40 Foundational Books for Technical Writing

Review of Conversation and Community: The Social Web for Documentation

Page Layout and Design Tips from Jean-luc Doumont's Trees, maps, and theorems

Drawing as a Tool for Thinking: The Back of the Napkin

Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers and the Real Reason You Are a Successful Writer

Managing Writers: Interview with Richard Hamilton (podcast)

Guest Post -- From Blogging Veterans: Three Keys to Successful Blogging

Malcolmn Gladwell's Blink: Your First Impression Is Usually Correct in Complex Situations

About Tom Johnson

Tom Johnson

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