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Starbuck O'Dwyer, a native of Rochester, NY and a graduate of Princeton, Oxford and Cornell, writes novels, essays, short stories, screenplays and music under his given middle name. His critically-acclaimed novel, Red Meat Cures Cancer (Random House/Vintage Books), was a featured selection of the 2007 One Book One Vancouver reading program and won two national writing awards for humor. His writing, which has been described as "comic genius" by Kirkus Reviews, has been published in forums as diverse as Entertainment Weekly, Flaunt, Toro, Japanophile, The Journal News, PW Daily, and the Boston Globe, and he has also appeared on over 350 radio and television programs including guest spots on ESPN, WGN, NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox, Voice of America and NPR. His collection of stories, How To Raise A Good Kid, was a finalist in the 2012 Indie Reader Discovery Awards (parenting) and a finalist in the 2011 Book of the Year Awards (essays, humor) sponsored by ForeWord Reviews. Similarly, his novel, Goliath Gets Up, was also a finalist in the 2012 Indie Reader Discovery Awards in the humor category. In 2013, songs that O'Dwyer composed were licensed for television by both the Telemundo and Country Music Television networks and were featured in several of their shows.
on Oct. 30, 2014 :
This book is very well written! It contains stories that will surely remind you of your childhood! ( I had a blankie too!) Being pregnant with twin boys currently, this was an eye opening look into the life and mind of a boy growing up, and made me even more excited to be having boys! (I already have a daughter) At 96 pages, this will not take you overly long to read, either! :)
(reviewed the day of purchase)
on July 25, 2014 :
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review.
This was a book filled with cute funny stories. Each one was a lesson learned from his parents. Don't let the title confuse you this is NOT a how-to book. Just a well written collection based on true events.
(reviewed long after purchase)
on July 03, 2014 :
A lovely book, great memories that are shared. Really 'nice feel' book,
(reviewed within a week of purchase)