Guys Write for Guys Read

Guys Write for Guys Read

Book - 2005
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What is a typical guy moment, anyhow? Daniel Pinkwater remembers thedisappointment of meeting his Lone Star Ranger hero up close and personal. Gordon Korman relishes the goofy ultra violence of the old Looney Tunes cartoons. Stephen King realizes that having your two hundred- pound babysitter fart on your five-year-old head prepares you for any literary criticism. And that's just a sampling from Guys Write for Guys Read, a fast-paced, high energy collection of short works: stories, essays, columns, cartoons, anecdotes, and artwork by today's most popular writers and illustrators. Guys Write will feature work from Brian Jacques, Jerry Spinelli, Chris Crutcher, Mo Willems, Chris Van Allsburg, Matt Groening, Neil Gaiman, the editors and columnists from Sports Illustrated,The Onion and Esquire magazines, and more.

Selected by voters at the Guys Read Web site and compiled by Jon Scieszka, this wide-ranging collection of authors and illustrators shows that guys do read . . . and will read more if given things they enjoy reading.

Publisher: New York : Viking, 2005.
ISBN: 9780670060078
Characteristics: 272 p. :,ill. ;,23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Scieszka, Jon


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Oct 22, 2011

Jon Scieszka is a genius and a crusader. A former teacher, he knows that some boys need more than just a good book to get into reading. They need humour, they need gross, they need humour and gross. So Scieszka has rounded up a bucket load of male writers to write about their experiences reading, or in some cases, their childhood. All of the stories are short. (In some cases there are illustrations and comics from people like Mo Willams.) This would be a great bathroom book for the reluctant reader in your house.

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Jun 29, 2017

andreep1 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 17


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