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  • emWhen I Was Puerto Ricanem
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    When I Was Puerto Rican

    Ms. Santiago talked about her book, When I Was Puerto Rican, published by Random House. She focused on her life from San Juan, Puerto Rico to the barrios of Brooklyn, New York, and the…

  • Lighter Side of War Famine and Plague
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    Lighter Side of War, Famine and Plague

    Mr. O’Rourke talked about the art of humor writing and the power of parody and satire. He concentrated on writing about the Cold War, current tensions around the world, and other current…

  • Craft of Humor Writing
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    Craft of Humor Writing

    Mr. Buckley talked about the art of humor writing, the difficulty in choosing a title, and the reactions he had received from editors and publishers. After his remarks he answered questions…

  • The New Work Ethic
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    The New Work Ethic

    Professor Sennett spoke about how the global economy had changed the nature and tasks of the labor force and how these changes affected the efficiency of companies. He said that in order to…