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101 Contrarian Ideas About Advertising

If you read the Ad Contrarian, then you know what this book is like.
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Dave Trott's mischievous seeding of Creative Mischief

Those who follow @Davetrott on twitter can't help but notice that he retweets anyone who speaks of his new book: Creative Mischief. It might be borderline spammy but it's often funny.
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George Parker writes another book: Confessions of a Mad Man.

George Parker, our favorite crusty curmudgeon behind adscam, has written another book.
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Luke Sullivan's childhood had insanity, addiction, and Rock 'n' Roll

Most of us weren't blessed with a perfect childhood. Some of us developed self-defense gallows humor as defense, and Luke Sullivan is one of them.
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The Idea Writers: Copywriting in a New Media and Marketing Era

Teressa Iezzi, I have a problem with this book. I have a problem with the title. The idea that only "Copywriters" are the ones that make the ideas is assbackwards, and was never true.
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Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard

If you enjoyed Made To Stick, with its lively writing style and anecdata way of explaining things, you might want to pick up this one as well.
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Ad Nauseam: the back to school book for budding ad-cynics.

Thanks to Carrie McLaren I got myself a copy of the Survivor's Guide to American Consumer Culture as seen here, posing on a pile of sick bags with genuine falafal fat stains on it.
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Nouveau? Or not. The book from french Badland-King Joe la pompe

Joe La Pompe, the anonymous French guy who has been publishing twin ads on the web for almost as long as I have been Badlanding ads, has published a book. Alas, it's in French.
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Dabitch wants the ABCD3D book for Xmas!

I want this book pretty dang bad, ABC3D is as much a work of art as it is a pop-up book - each letter moves and some turn into other letters when you manipulate them, like C which turns into D with a