High School Dance (How to Raise a Good Kid Book 2)

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Few times in life are more memorable than our school years. Humiliation, heartbreak and failure are abundant, and that’s on a good day. No matter who you are, coming of age is exciting, confusing and sometimes downright dangerous, and High School Dance, the sequel to How to Raise a Good Kid, captures both the agony and ecstasy of what it's like to be young, wild and free. Get ready to laugh! More

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About Starbuck O'Dwyer

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. Presently available in ten languages, his novels and story collections have registered sales in over 40 countries across six continents, reaching national and/or category best-seller lists in the U.S., China, Brazil, Germany and the Netherlands. His critically-acclaimed debut novel, Red Meat Cures Cancer (Random House/Vintage Books), appeared on several best-seller lists, won two national writing awards for humor and was a featured selection of the 2007 One Book One Vancouver reading program. 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 appeared on over 350 radio and television programs including guest spots on ESPN, WGN, Voice of America and PBS. His collection of stories, How to Raise a Good Kid, a finalist in the 2012 Indie Reader Discovery Awards (parenting) and a finalist in the 2011 Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Awards (essays, humor),has been translated into Afrikaans, German, Chinese, Norwegian, Dutch, Italian, Greek and Portuguese, and is being translated into Spanish. Similarly, his second novel, Goliath Gets Up, a finalist in the 2012 Indie Reader Discovery Awards (humor) has been translated into Chinese and is presently being translated into Portuguese. His most recent story collection, High School Dance, a gold medalist in the 2016 Global Ebook Awards (non-fiction humor/comedy) and a finalist in the 2016 Foreword Reviews INDIES Book of the Year Awards (non-fiction humor), reached #1 on the Amazon kindle best-seller list in both the Humor & Entertainment and Parenting & Relationships categories, has been translated into Spanish, Italian and Portuguese, and is being translated into Greek. In addition, songs that O'Dwyer composed have been licensed for television by both the Telemundo and Country Music Television networks and featured in several of their shows.

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WC Falgout reviewed on July 28, 2017

As I was reading I couldn't help but notice the faint smile on my face. As the author takes you through lessons he himself has discovered in life, it brings me back to my own similar circumstances. Well Done sir, Well Done.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
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