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Some writers pen novels to explore life's big questions, like, how should one live in the world? Others pen sex-centric listicles like "69 Ways to Tantalize Your Man While He's Asleep." And still others try to imagine what would happen if the first group wrote for a magazine headed up by the second group. And lo! A McSweeney's article entitled "Famous Author's Cosmo Tips" was born! Props go to Joyce, because he would have been the best Cosmo writer ever, anyway, and the Bible, because sentences like this should exist more often: "O Daughter of Mary, begat by Jezebel and also Eve, arise, and go unto he who is waiting in the foyer." [McSweeney's]