This month’s best paperbacks: preppers, Hari Kunzru, a history of celebrity and more

Here are some of the best paperbacks out in August, including outstanding short stories, uplifting true tales, and a guide to becoming an expert

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What was your favourite book as a child?

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Arjun had dreamt of Silicon Valley when he was living in India, but a San Francisco bedsit had never featured. The job that had been promised him had never materialised.

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