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I figured I'd create a list of some of the best and contemporary authors, either born, or currently living in Massachusetts. I figured it'd be fun, cuz it's always cool to read a book from someone who could have grown up just down the street from you, or the next town over, or might still live the next town over. I mean famous authors gotta live somewhere, right, all famous people aren't born and raised in LA, Chicago or New York. Some are homegrown right here in Massachusetts.

Ben Mezrich: Currently iving in Boston: Rigged: The True Story of an Ivy League Kid Who Changed the World of Oil, from Wall Street to Dubai (P.S.)Busting Vegas: A True Story of Monumental Excess, Sex, Love, Violence, and Beating the Odds

Jeff Sharlet: Currently living in Cambridge: The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power

Michael Anthony: Currently living in Bridgewater: Mass Casualties: A Young Medic's True Story of Death, Deception, and Dishonor in Iraq

Augusten Burroughs: Currently living in Amherst: You Better Not Cry: Stories for ChristmasRunning with Scissors: A Memoir

Tom Perrotta: Currently living in Belmont: The Abstinence Teacher (Reading Group Gold)Little Children: A Novel

Noam Chomsky: Currently living in Cambridge: Hopes and Prospects Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance (American Empire Project)

Howard Zinn: Lived in Newton: You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train: A Personal History of Our TimesA People's History of the United States

Jack Kerouac: Born in Lowell: Big Sur (Flamingo modern classics)On the Road: 50th Anniversary Edition

Dennis Lehane: Born in Dorchester: Shutter IslandGone, Baby, Gone (Harper Fiction)

Jennifer Haigh: Currently living in Boston: Mrs. KimbleBaker TowersThe Condition: A Novel (P.S.)

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9.  Hopes and Prospects  by Noam Chomsky
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