40 Days without an on-the-job conversation.
Author Will Text You 1-3 p.m.
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"Harold and I were staying home long before it was fashionable."
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"I'm a sucker for group dynamics."
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"I miss handshakes"
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"I was proud of you tonight. You were just hostile enough."
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"By your powers combined, I am going outside."
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"I think I'm having pre-traumatic stress disorder."
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That party went well.
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"Look alive, Proust, you're next."
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Coming Soon: The G.P.S. for Conversations
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"Have I ever hugged you, Elkins?"
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Munch in Manhattan
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An Introvert's Guide to Surviving a Party
"Don't stop, I don't want to talk to you."
"I'm upstairs right now. On weekends and holidays, I go downstairs."
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Drunk And Orderly
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"Quality time...quality time..."
"They're such a nice couple- we should see them more often. Not literally, of course."
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"Why can't you ever relax at parties?"
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"I'm coming - I just need some 'me' time."
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"Honey, you're doing that thing again where you stare into space and wonder how I talked you into leaving the house."
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Next stop: Insecurity.
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"He's a brilliant man in his field, but has absolutely no small talk."
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