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Only @newyorker writer ever to go on leave to play pro poker. Wrote some bestsellers (https://t.co/6hi66r7VGJ). New book is pre-order ready! https://t.co/2qi4UPrn5y

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“'I came close to death,' he says, casually reflecting on the latter incident. 'That was probably the closest I've… https://t.co/OKvK9UBhgc
5/27
2020
"Most people have largely forgotten about the terror of polio, just as we have forgotten the terror of other diseas… https://t.co/pZ6wWZogGz"One of my best friends always told me, 'Don’t should me.' Whenever you’re 'should'-ing someone, it’s kind of a way… https://t.co/lCnAmCMYdi"While there are many thrill seekers who happily jump out of planes, they might think twice about forcing their fra… https://t.co/Jnocp573qlPeople who “don’t want to be a sheep” are fuckin’ crazy. Your job is to eat all day and get haircuts. Your boss is… https://t.co/SNXucb2XLk
Retweeted by Maria KonnikovaYes it is. In the premiere episode of the show I did with @JasonWardNY, Birds of North America. I'm devastated that… https://t.co/AfzMQBAkhq
Retweeted by Maria Konnikova @sinclair_brian Yay!! Thank you so much ☺️💜Today! Our @SXSWEDU "Masters of Practice" panel is TODAY! Come hang with us and talk about the #FutureOfTeaching.… https://t.co/tsWysuUc1O
Retweeted by Maria Konnikova @austin_rief @exlarson Thank you so much, Austin!! @NatalieBrender @exlarson Thank you! And yes, the book requires precisely as much poker knowledge as I had when I s… https://t.co/S0vGq2usN7The level of historical research that goes into each book is mind boggling, truly. I don't know of any other writer… https://t.co/eIUnEoDSHCToday's shoutout goes to the inimitable @exlarson. If you haven't read his books, you are in for a treat. Each one… https://t.co/TOdwC9smUdTweeps. This perfectly calculated Bobcat jump.🤩 https://t.co/hPb8YicrmG
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5/26
2020
@Liv_Boeree 💕💕💕 @VanessaSelbst The car ride when you and I read out those transcripts together is a highlight of my poker life :).Actually, this whole thread is breaking my brain, one tweet at a time. https://t.co/1iQbe773XdThis just broke my brain. https://t.co/KaLfVMu0dS @FatGirlvsWorld Bandanna, scarf, homemade--I'm not saying everyone can get a medical mask. But cover your mouth and… https://t.co/PLCKNnZ8XZ @FatGirlvsWorld No. 6' is not a magic number. If you can't wear a mask, don't go out.Wear. A. Mask. That means over your mouth and nose. It also means not taking it off in public. https://t.co/okHXhFFCvZUnderstanding the psychology of changing norms starts from a simple insight: although we may wish to be perfectly r… https://t.co/AzLWyUr2oZ
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5/25
2020
Wait, wut? https://t.co/C5UuR4uncg
Retweeted by Maria KonnikovaToday would have been Joseph Brodsky's 80th birthday. One of the greats, who died far too young. The poem excerpt h… https://t.co/GzjoeVT2q5 @marykarrlit 💜💜💜Some of the dead: -- "emergency room doctor who died in husband's arms" -- "volunteer youth football coach" -- "f… https://t.co/XcwEXF5pFr
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5/24
2020
@JeffreyJDean @marykarrlit Jealous!! One of my favorites.“To me, it’s the sound of the city aching. It’s not a healthy sound in my mind. Even though I’ve been hoping for qu… https://t.co/R4HvZqiJcUThere are few times you can sympathize with someone demanding you remove your mask. This is one. https://t.co/KvLnRn6KIu
Retweeted by Maria KonnikovaI mean, just look at her poems. To me, poetry is endless food for the soul. Early in life, my mom had me memorize a… https://t.co/1ws6LvY5ztUp next, the inimitable @marykarrlit. LIARS' CLUB completely bowled me over when I first read it, and I've fallen m… https://t.co/JdYh14753WWhat an amazing story. https://t.co/S1oatmy4X3
5/23
2020
“It’s frustrating that neither the CDC nor the WHO has issued guidance on the potential for airborne transmission..… https://t.co/YSDASmYDK3Just published @TheLancet The largest study of hydroxychloroquine shows a significant increase in death (~35%) an… https://t.co/BBvp76ObLj
Retweeted by Maria KonnikovaIf you ever have moments of uncomfortable silence when teaching a class, remember that there was once a 130-minute… https://t.co/3zBA7AY8yt
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5/22
2020
"One thing Alaskans can bet on is when the breakup will happen. Not the breakup of favorite celebrity couples or lo… https://t.co/RtxIClwDeE @fromaged 😂😂 I didn't even notice!!!I mean, this whole thing is delightful. "There is no question that my wife and I, along with many parents, wish the… https://t.co/X6GRylp4GJ"If there is a shortage of avocados at the local stores, it’s because we’ve eaten them all. If there is no Kerrygol… https://t.co/TC3zESjyG6To follow it up with the remarkable thing that is @atlasobscura is just all kinds of amazing. It's consistently one… https://t.co/cJBrRRMb5xUp next, @joshuafoer, one of the most original writers I know. MOONWALKING WITH EINSTEIN was a huge inspiration to… https://t.co/euPqlFngYm
5/21
2020
@MrWalterShapiro Thank you, Walter 💕 @hewitt_silvie Yup! However you'd like to buy it.Added bonus: I just realized that the background to the whole video is a bunch of @austinkleon blackout poetry prin… https://t.co/cQ3ARGpp9hHey lovely yous! I'm excited to announce a special pre-order promo for THE BIGGEST BLUFF! Submit your receipt and g… https://t.co/gGJvKF4jlQ @lindsaygoldwert Thank you so much, Lindsay! I do hope you'll enjoy it. @JamesWolcott Thank you so much 💜💜💜For those asking, this is from Auden's essay "Reading," in "The Dyer's Hand." It's not available online, but I thin… https://t.co/BxtYXqf30pSorry, every editor I've ever worked with. Actually, not sorry. Never giving you up, em-dash. Never. https://t.co/vhroCaB5ns @jackmalcolm Thank you so much!! @cduhigg 💜💜💜. Thank you so much, Charles.I didn't want to brag... https://t.co/vX0vjgetHB
Retweeted by Maria KonnikovaThis is one of the clearest explanations I've read of why a 95% accuracy rate is...not great. From @DavidEpstein's… https://t.co/E5PFIuVmJ1You should also listen to his @TEDTalks podcast, WorkLife. Each episode will teach you and inspire you. Thanks for… https://t.co/kHhYODEVOQToday's shout-out goes to @AdamMGrant. Adam is someone who embodies the things he writes about. I learned about giv… https://t.co/CmVuAkBXHUOne of my favorite poets, W.H. Auden, had this to say of criticizing books. https://t.co/6zocxhaEbV"I frequently put down books I’m not enjoying. Life is short and there are many other books. I don’t publicly say w… https://t.co/kcDD1Sk2MrTrue. Even for us non-great authors.. Also: @tomgauld is doing a Reddit AMA tomorrow at 12EDT. Join him! Unrelated… https://t.co/OLDPHfZhfT
5/19
2020
Exciting news! If you pre-order #TheBiggestBluff by @mkonnikova, you'll receive an exclusive poker lesson from Mari… https://t.co/MnSL2AchH2
Retweeted by Maria KonnikovaHow a bestselling writer parlayed the science of decision-making and a woeful ignorance of cards into a life-changi… https://t.co/19MaNEJmfb
Retweeted by Maria KonnikovaAnd don't stop at RANGE and THE SPORTS GENE. @DavidEpstein has some phenomenal pieces @propublica. Read those.… https://t.co/dsqByKGQAENext: the incomparable @DavidEpstein. Where to even begin! He is one of my favorite writers. Not only are the topic… https://t.co/xx389O4rWqThis is a feat of reporting and an absolutely damning indictment of the early pandemic response in New York City an… https://t.co/ToMdzuo6Wh
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5/18
2020
This wins twitter. Forever. https://t.co/we6moEs0bSWhy do people fall for psychotic leaders? We crave simple narratives, especially during turbulent times. The curre… https://t.co/vPhUugvIKO
Retweeted by Maria Konnikova"As expected, the price of this #COVID19 strategy is death." https://t.co/E7ONNpeXjfSo good, @tomgauld. Pretty much captures it. https://t.co/o1FDTo99x7
5/17
2020
Is this…parody? https://t.co/HwJ7cRfp9wWerner Herzog on the virus, from Empire magazine https://t.co/mbKoheRao5
Retweeted by Maria KonnikovaI dunno. My quarantine ghosts just eat all the peanut butter and Nutella out of the traps, while refusing to spring… https://t.co/s62a3kK7yyTo journalists recently laid off: We're looking for sharp, surprising op-eds for @GlobeOpinion and for reported fea… https://t.co/PJCkv6mv8f
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5/16
2020
"There are few things in life more irritating than coerced participation in an allegedly uplifting group activity."… https://t.co/e6jjo6DEjPWell this was an honour! https://t.co/RXYqqBxGQu
Retweeted by Maria Konnikova @edyong209 @andersen It's funny because...it's true. New piece idea: what is it about the British accent? @RemkoRinkema @philivey @ViktorBlom @junglemandan @PhilGalfond @benjamin_sulsky @TomDwan @RealKidPoker @CrownUpGuyhttps://t.co/SsTbmEuDZi @RemkoRinkema @philivey @ViktorBlom @junglemandan @PhilGalfond @benjamin_sulsky @TomDwan @RealKidPoker @CrownUpGuyhttps://t.co/6084QeizCS @RemkoRinkema @philivey @ViktorBlom @junglemandan @PhilGalfond @benjamin_sulsky @TomDwan @RealKidPoker @CrownUpGuyhttps://t.co/BDl0Gdk7BN @RemkoRinkema @philivey @ViktorBlom @junglemandan @PhilGalfond @benjamin_sulsky @TomDwan @RealKidPoker @CrownUpGuyhttps://t.co/0VyhCmzFNl @seanmcarroll @wyntonmarsalis Amazing! Can't wait to listen. @ClimateDuncan @dgardner Indeed! @dgardner Wow, that's quite the compliment. Thank you so much, Dan!! I do hope you'll enjoy the book! And best of l… https://t.co/Q8xBphIqd4 @bycharlescurtis Thank you so much ☺️🤗But funny is the least of Jesse's qualities. He's an extraordinary person—giving, kind, generous. He's been spendin… https://t.co/ZqrCTvzRqVNext up: the wonderful Jesse Eisenberg. Jesse is one of the funniest writers I know. If you haven't yet read BREAM… https://t.co/VbjsjDskMwTimeless https://t.co/dv8W50l2uj
Retweeted by Maria KonnikovaThose acting gigs sure don’t pay what they used to. https://t.co/Ht60JO3SSyI want to go back to school https://t.co/SM60IhuQb5
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5/15
2020
@23gards I don’t actually know! I haven’t seen a finished book yet :) @gencoyan I don’t know! It depends on whether they buy the rights :) @doowop56 Thank you!! I hope you’ll enjoy it. @LyndsayFaye Yes they were!! 💜💜💜Also make sure to check out the amazing piece he wrote @newyorker on COVID responses in Seattle vs NYC. It's essent… https://t.co/o35pWpAgPNFirst, @cduhigg. Charles is an incredible writer. THE POWER OF HABIT was one of the first books I wrote about as a… https://t.co/8kWnoLYYKmBlurbing books is always tough and time-consuming, even in the best of times, and agreeing to do so now is beyond g… https://t.co/fTi1jrFXgjMy new book, THE BIGGEST BLUFF, will be out on June 23rd (https://t.co/XkjnXLmFec). I feel incredibly lucky to have… https://t.co/ZmdJx2hhN8"My city is five boroughs, and each borough has many neighborhoods, and each neighborhood is made up of numerous bl… https://t.co/yTBdmctwpt
5/14
2020
Don’t know whether to laugh or cry. https://t.co/s77zR4eg5e
Retweeted by Maria KonnikovaStill having the company meetings online. https://t.co/aR3LfuSdKl
Retweeted by Maria KonnikovaI needed this today. So good. https://t.co/p0ftnUTeRJHappy anniversary!! Yay you. https://t.co/AiwCXxJVp3
5/13
2020
@kuhlman_le Thank you!! I do hope you'll enjoy it :)
5/12
2020

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