[WITI No. 66]Still in between books, writing my tax book, an American Sophie Scholl
Hello frens, George here. Welcome to my weekly newsletter called What is the Information? where I share with you with what I’m reading, writing, thinking about. Thanks for reading, hope you are all doing fine!
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I picked up Paying the Price by Sara Goldrick-Rab. I started reading it and thought to myself, I know where this story is going: College is too darn expensive and help doesn’t seem to be anywhere in sight. I started up Jocko Willink’s Discipline Equals Freedom. While I appreciate the message, good choices eventually create a positive cycle of virtue that will help you reach all your dreams. I found it to be a little repetitive. I also tried listening to 101 ESSAYS that will CHANGE the way YOU THINK by Briana Wiest but abandoned that too. I also started reading The Vagrants by Yiyun Li. It’s a book about 28 year old woman who is about to be executed in China as a political prisoner in the late 1970s. So depressing as hell…not sure I’ll continue it.
I restarted my book project this weekend. I’ve been printing out my writings and trying to organize it into a coherence. I’m struggling with who the audience will be - who are the people who will desperately seek out my book to solve their tax problem. This audience problem gets solved by niching down and shrinking the size of the book to address a smaller subset of folks. Instead of tax debtors, I’m now writing for tax debtors who married with two children who file married filing jointly, who earn $50,000 or less per year and who live in a designated county. Those people get the chance to delay repaying their tax debt (sometimes forever) if they meet the conditions. How’s that for a contrarian take?
Words of the Week: Punctilious
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Just a day after Putin announces that Russian soldiers will be sent to Ukraine. I thought this thread was appropriate to share today.
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