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Can You Guess What These NYC Subway Riders Are Reading?

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  1. 1. What is he reading?

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    "Notes From The Underground" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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    "Stiff: The Curious Life Of Human Cadavers" by Mary Roach
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    Wrong!

    He's reading "Notes From The Underground" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    He's reading "Notes From The Underground" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  2. 2. What is he reading?

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    "The Tipping Point" by Malcolm Gladwell
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    “How To Be A Man: A Guide To Style And Behavior For The Modern Man"by Glenn O'Brien
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    Wrong!

    He's reading “How To Be A Man: A Guide To Style And Behavior For The Modern Man"by Glenn O'Brien

    He's reading “How To Be A Man: A Guide To Style And Behavior For The Modern Man"by Glenn O'Brien
  3. 3. What is she reading?

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    "The Wonder Boys" by Michael Chabon
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    "Team Of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln" by Doris Kearns Goodwin
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    Wrong!

    She's reading "The Wonder Boys" by Michael Chabon

    She's reading "The Wonder Boys" by Michael Chabon
  4. 4. What is he reading?

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    "Persepolis: The Story Of A Childhood" by Marjane Satrapi
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    "Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said" by Philp K. Dick
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    He's reading "Persepolis: The Story Of A Childhood" by Marjane Satrapi

    He's reading "Persepolis: The Story Of A Childhood" by Marjane Satrapi
  5. 5. What is he reading?

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    "Nine Stories" by J.D. Salinger
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    "Let The Great World Spin" by Colum McCann
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    Wrong!

    He's reading "Let The Great World Spin" by Colum McCann

    He's reading "Let The Great World Spin" by Colum McCann
  6. 6. What is she reading?

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    "Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?" by Mindy Kaling
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    "Shoplifting from American Apparel" by Tao Lin
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    Wrong!

    She's reading "Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?" by Mindy Kaling

    She's reading "Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?" by Mindy Kaling
  7. 7. What is he reading?

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    "Just Kids" by Patti Smith
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    "Mastery" by Robert Greene
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    Wrong!

    He's reading "Mastery" by Robert Greene

    He's reading "Mastery" by Robert Greene
  8. 8. What is she reading?

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    "Winter's Tale" by Mark Helprin
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    "De Gevangene Van De Hemel" by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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    Wrong!

    She's reading "De Gevangene Van De Hemel" by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

    She's reading "De Gevangene Van De Hemel" by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  9. 9. What is he reading?

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    "Politics" by Aristotle
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    "A Heartbreaking Work Of Staggering Genius" by Dave Eggers
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    Wrong!

    He's reading "Politics" by Aristotle

    He's reading "Politics" by Aristotle
  10. 10. What is he reading?

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    "Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseball's Last Hero" by David Maraniss
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    "Tropic of Cancer" by Henry Miller
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    He's reading "Tropic of Cancer" by Henry Miller

    He's reading "Tropic of Cancer" by Henry Miller
  11. 11. What is he reading?

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    "Blonde" by Joyce Carol Oates
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    "Here Comes Everybody: The Power Of Organizing Without Organizations" by Clay Shirky
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    Wrong!

    He's reading "Here Comes Everybody: The Power Of Organizing Without Organizations" by Clay Shirky

    He's reading "Here Comes Everybody: The Power Of Organizing Without Organizations" by Clay Shirky
  12. 12. What is she reading?

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    "Girlfriend In A Coma" by Douglas Coupland
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    "The Left Hand Of Darkness" by Ursula K. Le Guin
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    Wrong!
  13. 13. What is she reading?

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    "City Of Bones [Mortal Instruments #1]" by Cassandra Claire
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    "Rainbow Valley [Anne of Green Gables #7]" by L.M. Montgomery
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    Wrong!

    She's reading "Rainbow Valley [Anne of Green Gables #7]" by L.M. Montgomery

    She's reading "Rainbow Valley [Anne of Green Gables #7]" by L.M. Montgomery
  14. 14. What is he reading?

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    "The Souls Of Black Folk" by W.E.B. Du Bois
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    "Geek Love" by Katherine Dunn
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    He's reading "The Souls Of Black Folk" by W.E.B. Du Bois

    He's reading "The Souls Of Black Folk" by W.E.B. Du Bois
  15. 15. What is he reading?

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    "Sexing The Cherry" by Jeanette Winterson
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    "On Beauty" by Zadie Smith
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    He's reading "Sexing The Cherry" by Jeanette Winterson

    He's reading "Sexing The Cherry" by Jeanette Winterson
  16. 16. What is he reading?

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    "Our Noise: The Story of Merge Records, the Indie Label That Got Big and Stayed Small" by John Cook
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    "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" by Milan Kundera
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    Wrong!

    He's reading "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" by Milan Kundera

    He's reading "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" by Milan Kundera
  17. 17. What is she reading?

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    "Cutting For Stone" by Abraham Verghese
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    "Never Let Me Go" by Kazuo Ishiguro
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    She's reading "Cutting For Stone" by Abraham Verghese

    She's reading "Cutting For Stone" by Abraham Verghese
  18. 18. What are they reading?

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    "Blueberries For Sal" by Robert McCloskey
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    "Stellaluna" by Janell Cannon
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    They're reading "Blueberries For Sal" by Robert McCloskey

    They're reading "Blueberries For Sal" by Robert McCloskey
  19. 19. What is he reading?

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    "The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini
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    "The Price Of Motherhood: Why The Most Important Job In The World Is Still The Least Valued" by Ann Crittenden
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    Wrong!

    He's reading "The Price Of Motherhood: Why The Most Important Job In The World Is Still The Least Valued" by Ann Crittenden

    He's reading "The Price Of Motherhood: Why The Most Important Job In The World Is Still The Least Valued" by Ann Crittenden
  20. 20. What is he reading?

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    "The Areas Of My Expertise" by John Hodgman
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    "Mary Poppins" by P.L. Travers
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    Wrong!

    He's reading "Mary Poppins" by P.L. Travers

    He's reading "Mary Poppins" by P.L. Travers
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