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Let's Say You Had to Write a Memoir About One of Your Jobs

On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want. On to this week's topics of discussion...

1. Congratulations! You've been given a huge advance from an ailing publishing company. Your assignment: write a memoir about any single job you've held. Looking back at your resume, what job experience do you think would make the best book?

2. I was out of commission earlier this week with strep throat and a fever. In an attempt to be productive, I wrote down some story ideas. At least I think they were story ideas. "Ways to improve the grocery store"? Um, OK. Let's use that one here. How would you improve the grocery store experience?

3. We've got a little under two months before college graduation season, so there's still time for soon-to-be graduates to heed your advice. What's one book you think every student should read before graduating?

4. In addition to your new publishing deal, you've been hired as the chief planner of Mental Floss Day, which will be a series of events happening around the world. So, chief planner, what happens on Mental Floss Day?

[Have a great weekend! See all the previous Friday Happy Hour transcripts. Grocery store image via Shutterstock.]

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What Shows Up When You Google Yourself?
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On Fridays we ask a bunch of unrelated questions. Your answers help get us through the afternoon. On to this week's topics...

1. What's the strangest thing someone could learn about you by Googling your name? And has anyone who shares your name done anything remarkable? There's a Jason English who's almost exactly my age. He allegedly bit someone's ear off and flushed it down the toilet. It will be tough to rise above that in the search rankings.

2. What's something you regret quitting?

3. If you could change one rule in any board game, what would it be? (If you have a specific house rule you think the world should adopt, let us hear it.)

4. Do the kids celebrate Mischief Night/Devil's Eve in your neighborhood? What's the worst incident you remember?

5. Got a question for the group? Ask away. Have a great weekend and happy Halloween!

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