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Michael Alenyikov read a gripping chapter from Ivan and Misha about the remarkable lives of two Russian-American twins. Louise Nayer read from Burned, her moving memoir about her parents' escape from an inferno and how they were changed by the experience. Marty Castleberg told of being a "candy-assed Christian boy" working on an oil patch in West Texas, one of the adventures chronicled in his book Daveland. Rajshree Chauhan contributed stories of heartbreak and nakedness, mostly written on Facebook while driving. Les Cowan spun a tall tale about entrepreneurship and Sasquatch.