Make sure you acquire the “You Are Special” book, located in the house where you start, under the desk in Shaun’s room. You also need a companion. Ideally, that companion is Dogmeat. Find a flat area and drop the item/book, then send Dogmeat a few feet away. Tell him to fetch the dropped item/book, and wait for him to bow his head. Pick up the item precisely as he does, and if you timed it properly, you’ll have one in your inventory and he will also drop one. Using this technique, you can quickly acquire items and perk points as needed.
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