Book: Dinty W. Moore «Dear Mister Essay Writer Guy: Advice and Confessions on Writing, Love, and Cannibals»

Dear Mister Essay Writer Guy: Advice and Confessions on Writing, Love, and Cannibals

The personal essay has never been more popular, with the likes of Lena Dunham and Mindy Kaling breathing new life into the genre. This innovative guide to crafting modern personal essays and creative nonfiction came about when acclaimed author and professor Dinty W. Moore solicited playful writing questions from today's top writers. He then penned witty responses in the format of a "Dear Sugar"-style advice column, illustrating each response with an original, humorous sample essay. In chapter 1, Phillip Lopate asks, "I am curious how you deal honestly with male-female relations in general and specifically your past girlfriends on the page without coming off as a male chauvinist pig," and Mister Essay Writer Guy pens a sage response and example essay dishing--respectfully--on all his exes. Cheryl Strayed asks for advice about her em-dash addiction, Julianna Baggott worries that to be a great writer you must become an alcoholic, Judith Kitchen looks for an excuse to exaggerate the truth...

Издательство: "Ten Speed Press" (2015)

Формат: 130x185, 208 стр.

ISBN: 9781607748090, 978-1-60774-809-0

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Dinty W. Moore

Dinty W. Moore (born 1955) is an American essayist and writer of both fiction and non-fiction books.

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Life and work

Dinty W. Moore was born August 11 in Erie, Pennsylvania, the son of William P. "Buddy" Moore, an automotive mechanic, and Mary Catherine O'Brien, a former journalist. His name derives from a comic strip character in Bringing Up Father.

He was educated at the University of Pittsburgh (B.A. 1977). After graduation he worked as a reporter for United Press International until 1979. Next he worked at Falling Springs Films in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. From 1980 to 1984 he was an actor and dancer for Danceteller of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Also he served as an editor at the Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania from 1985-1987.

In 1990 Moore completed his M.F.A. in writing at the Louisiana State University. He taught creative writing at Penn State Altoona from 1990 to 2007, and he is currently a Professor of English at Ohio University.

He wrote The Accidental Buddhist: Mindfulness, Meditation, and Sitting Still. Moore's essays and stories have appeared in The Southern Review, The Georgia Review, Harper's Magazine, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, Arts & Letters, The Gettysburg Review, Utne Reader, and Crazyhorse. He also edits Brevity, an online journal of creative nonfiction and he is on the editorial board of Creative Nonfiction magazine.

Books

Sources

Contemporary Authors Online. The Gale Group, 2006. PEN (Permanent Entry Number): 0000120376.

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Источник: Dinty W. Moore

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