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'The Wee Book of Calvin': Embracing Life's Dark Side

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'The Wee Book of Calvin': Embracing Life's Dark Side

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'The Wee Book of Calvin': Embracing Life's Dark Side

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Cover for Bill Duncan's book The Wee Book of Calvin: Air-Kissing in the North-East Penguin Books Ltd. hide caption

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The Wee Book of Calvin, a humorous self-help book that draws on the pragmatic philosophies of Protestant reformer John Calvin, urges people to embrace the darker, more realistic side of life. Author Bill Duncan says the book is a distinctly Scottish antidote to America's "personal improvement" industry.