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Dean Allen

Blogger and book designer Dean Allen on watching people get bopped on the head.

Site: Textism

DOB: 2 June, 1966

What do you do:
Scowl at blocks of text

Favorite book:
Charlotte’s Web

Heroes:
Bare Bones Software

What makes you laugh:
I tried once to devise a formula for this, with elements of expectation and surprise, suffering and non sequiturs, but I always come back to seeing someone bopped on the head with a long-handled Turkish coffee pot.

Charity worth giving to:
Médecins Sans Frontières

Five words that sound good:
Imbroglio, luncheon, dipsomaniac, gymnasium, figpecker
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Rosecrans Baldwin co-founded TMN with publisher Andrew Womack in 1999. He is the author of three books, including his latest novel The Last Kid Left (NPR’s Best Books of 2017). His articles and essays appear in a variety of magazines, including GQ, Travel + Leisure and The Paris Review, and he’s written opinion pieces for the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Guardian. More information can be found at his website. More by Rosecrans Baldwin