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Old 07-27-2010, 04:29 PM   #1
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Old 04-26-2011, 02:41 AM   #2
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Old 04-26-2011, 10:38 AM   #3
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Old 04-26-2011, 11:38 AM   #4
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What's a "convenience story professional?"
maybe it's like 'fast food fiction'?
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Old 04-26-2011, 11:44 AM   #5
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maybe it's like 'fast food fiction'?
But, pre-packaged and you warm it up in the microwave before consuming?
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Old 04-26-2011, 01:37 PM   #6
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In the Amazon sample, she talks about convenience stores, but also talks about a game of telling stories along the highway, and describes them as "quick snacks for the mind."
So on the chance that it is indeed a clever play, and not just a typo of "store," I went a head and grabbed the book.
And if "convenience story professional" isn't what she really meant, well, it should have been....

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Only free for Prime members. The Kindle price is $8.99.
The price was, indeed, free at the time of my post on Dec. 24. I just checked my account and was not charged.

You are correct, in your post today, that it is no longer free.



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