Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Review: Dear Mister Essay Writer Guy - Dinty W. Moore

"When you are not writing, be thoroughly not writing; when you are writing, be writing through and through."


Author: Dinty W Moore
ISBN: 978160774809
Publication Date: August 18, 2015
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Source: Blogging For Books

Wry and sarcastic, Dear Mister Essay Writer Guy is a delightful book to have on your shelf--even if you're not a writer.  Filled with questions about em-dashes, Facebook, Zebras, cocktail napkins, and polar bears, to name a few, Moore responds with essays in a myriad of forms, which will delight readers.

I really enjoyed the blend of humor and helpful that Moore employed throughout his answers.  Even his illustrations sprinkled throughout the book tie into the questions he's asked to answer; polar bears included.

As a writer myself, even though I write fiction primarily, I found myself giggling as I read through the different responses to the questions provided by some of today's top contemporary essayists.  Definitely a fun gift idea for the writer in your circle.

-Book provided by Blogging For Books, in exchange for a review