> There’s a plethora of non-fiction books that to me seem 300 to 400 pages of anecdotal padding around a core idea that would fit on the backflap.
I've thought the same thing many times. Of course it doesn't apply to books about history, or textbooks, but there's certainly a large subsection of non-fiction that is guilty of this crime.
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