How to be Interesting by Jessica Hagy

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How to be InterestingJessica Hagy, the one who made Venn diagrams on index cards popular, has a new book out today: How to be Interesting.

You want to leave a mark, not a blemish. Be a hero, not a spectator. You want to be interesting. (Who doesn’t?) But sometimes it takes a nudge, a wake-up call, an intervention!—and a little help. This is where Jessica Hagy comes in. A writer and illustrator of great economy, charm, and insight, she’s created How to Be Interesting, a uniquely inspirational how-to that combines fresh and pithy lessons with deceptively simple diagrams and charts.

The book started from this, which could probably also stand in as a guide on how to enjoy life.

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