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From Public Radio International's Bullseye with Jesse Thorn:
David Rees was long trapped in an awful job as a satirical cartoonist -- until he just couldn't take it anymore. In 2010, Rees decided to get back in touch with an old-school writing instrument, and took up artisanal pencil sharpening as a profession. His new book, How To Sharpen Pencils was released earlier this year, and he's since been demonstrating his old-fashioned technique in bookstores across the country. David joins us this week to discuss the lost art of pencil sharpening, and treats us to a chapter reading from his book.