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Which non-Perl books made you a better (?:Perl )?Programmer?
The Elements of Style and the MLA Handbook -- because sometimes you need to plead your case to non-developers.
Strong ++ for Strunk and White. No matter what you're writing, it will make it better. Some of its concise, direct, no nonsense advice might even be applied to writing Perl and certainly to POD.
Original 1918 edition online here: Elements of Style.
I make decisions, and my brain carries them out
My brain makes the decisions, and I observe them (if I'm lucky)
I make some decisions, and my brain makes others
My spouse makes decisions and I and my brain carry them out
I wrote a program to relieve me and my brain from the burden of decision-making
The black-helicopter people project the decisions into my brain and then I do as ordered
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