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Dear Mister Essay Writer Guy

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Dear Mister Essay Writer Guy

Advice and Confessions on Writing, Love, and Cannibals

By Dinty W. Moore

Ten Speed Press, Hardcover, 9781607748090, 208pp.

Publication Date: August 18, 2015

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Dear Mister Essay Writer Guy,
I have a hot crush on the em dash. What does my need to stuff while simultaneously fracturing my sentences with the meandering, the explanatory, the discursive, the perhaps not-entirely-necessary say about me?
Cheryl Strayed
Have you ever wished there were an advice columnist for writers, but one who didn t take things so damned seriously? This unique writing guide pairs questions sent in by top contemporary essayists with hilariously witty answers and essays from acclaimed author Dinty W. Moore. Phillip Lopate asks for advice on writing about your ex without sounding like an ass, Julianna Baggott worries that to be a great writer you must drink like a fish, and Roxane Gay asks whether it's kosher to write about writing.
Taking advantage of all the tools available to today's personal essayist egregious puns, embarrassing anecdotes, and cocktail napkins Professor Moore answers these questions, and more, demystifying the world of nonfiction once and for all. With a tip of the hat to history's most infamous essay Montaigne's Of Cannibals this book provides rollicking relief for writers in distress.


About the Author
DINTY W. MOORE is a highly regarded essayist and author of numerous books, including"The Mindful Writer, Crafting the Personal Essay," and the memoir"Between Panic and Desire," winner of the Grub Street Nonfiction Book Prize. He has been published in""the"Philadelphia Inquirer Magazine, Gettysburg Review, Harper's," and"Crazyhorse," among others. He also edits"Brevity: The Journal of Concise Literary Nonfiction"and has served as coordinating editor for the annual anthology"Best Creative Nonfiction." Moore currently teaches as director of Ohio University's BA, MA, and PhD in Creative Writing program."
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