Starbuck O'Dwyer

Biography

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 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), a finalist in the 2011 Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Awards (essays, humor), and a perennial #1 category best-seller in China, has been translated into Afrikaans, German, Chinese, Norwegian and Portuguese, and is being translated into Dutch, Spanish and Italian. 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 Spanish, French and 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 and is being translated into Spanish. 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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Books

High School Dance (How to Raise a Good Kid Book 2)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,630. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Parenting / child rearing, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Life stages / school age
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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!
Goliath Gets Up
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,410. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
(3.20)
For David Horvath, life hasn't turned out exactly as planned. At 39, he's single, unemployed and living with his grandmother, Beatie, in Rochester, New York. Although most of his days are spent drinking at a downtown bar with a group of fellow outcasts, he still clings tightly to the belief that he will achieve greatness, just as his late mother predicted. The problem is he can't figure out how.
How To Raise A Good Kid
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,260. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Parenting » Childhood development, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Family relationships
(4.50)
Essential reading for every parent, How To Raise A Good Kid is a collection of 23 hilarious, honest and heartfelt stories about growing up and raising children that help parents teach lessons about core values such as faith, honesty, courage, hard work, perseverance and love. One of the best books about parenting and successfully navigating the challenges of childhood that you will ever find.

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