Three Books... Why three? We live in a three-dimensional world, colored with hues that break down into a trio of primary colors. Our souls (according to Plato) and our psyches (according to Freud) are trilithic. Three is a number that allows for conversation, completion, understanding. And so "Three Books..." invites writers to recommend three great reads on a single theme.
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Jargon To Jabberwocky: 3 Books On Writing Well

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Love Isn't All You Need: 3 Relationship Building Reads

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Skirting The Job: 3 Secretaries With Novel Ideas

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The Knives Come Out: Three Books About Betrayal

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Try And Try Again: 3 Tales Of Spectacular Failure

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3 Biting Books For Those Bitter On Valentine's Day

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Putting On Heirs: 3 Rich And Snooty Reads

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3 Problem-Solving Reads For The Scientific Sleuth

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Rebel Memoirs: Three Confessions From The Edge

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