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David Davis, a former political cartoonist, is the author of many children's picture books,humorous shorts, and poems. You can find print copies of his children's books online at Amazon or Barnes and Noble. His ebooks are not available in hard copy at present.
Seven Rivers Publishing
on Nov. 18, 2011 :
Hilarious! Deeply cynical, and spot on-target. Fresh-faced newbies might want to avoid this satire -- it will strip them of any delusions they might hold regarding the true nature of the publishing game. On the other hand, this "Dictionary" will shave years off a new writer's learning curve, turning newbies into the kind of seasoned veterans who will nod sagely at the Devil's definitions -- even while laughing their heads off. I'm reminded of Maurice Sendak, author of the famed children's book WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE, who was recently quoted as saying: "It's [writing's] a waste of time. Publishing is vulgar and cheap, and they [writers] won't make a living." We all know it, and yet we do it anyway. THE LITERARY DEVIL'S DICTIONARY helps put our insanity into perspective. Highly recommended.
(reviewed long after purchase)