I just finished a well worth it, short nonfiction book. Starve Better: Surviving the Endless Horror of the Writing Life, by Nick Mamatas, is a hard hitting, irreverent, truthful, and relevant book for writers. Mamatas describes both the fiction writing world and the commercial nonfiction writing world in short essays. What I love about this writer is his voice and his densely packed narrative — he packs a lot of information into each sentence and it’s compelling. I had a hard time putting this down. Writers, if you want or need a kick in the butt, buy this book!