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Each month, I send a newsletter reviewing every book I read that month as well as some random thoughts and scribblings on a variety of subjects. It’s free and it goes right to your inbox!

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The Pierznik Monthly Newsletter Volume 48 (September 2018)

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Since I’ve pretty much abandoned Twitter, the only place to get my incredibly insightful and well-researched thoughts on a variety of topics is through my newsletter. Subscribe and be fulfilled!

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Our IVF Journey

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“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.”

— Robert Louis Stevenson

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My second time visiting an operating room as an expectant father was different from the first in a variety of ways.

It was in a different hospital in a different city with different doctors.

Most of all, though, it was planned.

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I Was There: A Taping of “Last Week Tonight”

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The email came while I was nearing the end of my weekly trip to the supermarket, standing in the organic dairy section deciding what kind of yogurt to buy the kid:

If you are in NYC TODAY or can be, we had some seats become available to Last Week Tonight with John Oliver for Today/Sunday’s show — Sunday, September 30th.

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Workaholism Is Overrated

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The idea behind all this work is not only that it makes you valuable, but that it makes you irreplaceable. Only, that’s not true. No amount of work, no number of hours will make you indispensable. No one is indispensable. If the founder of a company can be fired, then anyone can. CEOs get removed. Dictators get overthrown. Workaholics lose their jobs just like everyone else.

Everything is temporary, particularly in the gig economy.

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A Colorful Career Retrospective: “A Kevin Smith Scrapbook” Reviewed

The best thing about the digital revolution is that there are almost no rules. Like independent films in the early ’90s, creators are using available technology to push boundaries and reinvent the way things are done. Thus, the rise of the e-book and the availability of self-publishing now allows a superfan to create their own digital scrapbook of their favorite writer/director/podcaster/author.

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Ranking Eminem’s Albums

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“[Eminem] seems to revel in the ways that he can break and reshape the laws of the language.”
– Adam Bradley, Book of Rhymes 

Eminem is one of the all-time greats, a surefire future hall of famer. He’s one of the most commercially successful musicians ever, the second highest-selling singles artist of all time with over 220 million records sold worldwide and nine consecutive number one albums (including his greatest hits collection). Six of his (thus far) seven eligible major label releases have won the Grammy for Best Rap Album (he has fifteen in total).

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