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  1. Brona says:

    How was the Shel Silverstein bio? As a (former) preschool teacher his books and poems regularly crossed my path (even in Australia), but I know next to nothing about the man.

  2. Brona, I really enjoyed the Shel Silverstein book! It definitely painted him as quite the character, leading a unconventional life. I knew he had written the song “A Boy Named Sue,” best known from Johnny Cash’s version, and also that he’d worked for Playboy in its heyday, but I was surprised to learn just how intimate Shel had been with Hef, and how important his work with Playboy had been in launching his cartooning career. I would definitely recommend the book if you’re curious to learn more about him.

  3. Jay says:

    Wow. Shel Silverstein wrote A Boy Named Sue? How has that fact escaped me all these years… :-)

  4. I’m excited to hear more about your memoir and autobiography reading this month! Watch Me seems like a fascinating read :)

  5. Amanda says:

    That Writer’s Guide to Weapons book sounds like it fills such a useful niche!! I’ll be putting that on my reminder list for sure.

  6. The Writer’s Guide to Weapons sounds like such a good idea for a book! I am not a fiction writer, but I can totally see how something like that would be vital to making sure your book actually makes sense. Fun suggestion!

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  8. Ben Sobieck says:

    Hey hey! Thanks for the nice mention of The Writer’s Guide to Weapons. I’ll let Maynard know to mail you a crockpot of BBQ meatballs as a thank you.

    There are some great titles on this list, thanks for putting this together.

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