John Green: "Thoughts on How to Make Things and Why"

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A week ago, novelist/mental_floss YouTube channel host John Green returned to his alma mater, Kenyon College, to drop some knowledge. Green graduated in 2000, and since then has gone on to make a Tumblr and write some books and stuff. If you're a John Green fan, block out an hour and enjoy this.

Discussed: genre fiction, why stories matter, "Happy birthday, sir, despite the circumstances," the many things he cribbed from his professors, the 65% true fleece vest story, a Q&A session, and much more. (The fleece vest story is kind of a Kenyon classic; it starts around 14:30.)

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February 18, 2014 - 11:52am
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