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Rob Brezsny's wildly syndicated "Free Will Astrology" runs in alt.weeklies across the country and on his Web site ( in audio form. But don't peg Brezsny a one-trick writer: He argues that his astrology assertions are pen-practice gimmicks earning him a paycheck and an industry-in. After all, it's not Gemini genuflections that caused Tom Robbins to label him "the future of American literature" or Marisa Tomei to declare Brezsny "a script doctor for the soul." Brezsny visits The Regulator Bookshop at 720 Ninth St. in Durham on Sunday, Nov. 6 to read from his new book, Pronoia is the Antidote for Paranoia: How the Whole World is Conspiring to Shower You with Blessings, his assertion that the world has a natural predilection for bestowing good upon people if they work away their own foibles first.

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