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Guys Write for Guys Read by Jon Scieszka
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Guys Write for Guys Read

by Jon Scieszka (Editor)

Other authors: Daniel Adel (Illustrator), Lloyd Alexander (Contributor), MT Anderson (Contributor), Tedd Arnold (Illustrator), Marc Aronson (Contributor)85 more, Avi (Contributor), T.A. Barron (Contributor), David Bauer (Contributor), Edward Bloor (Contributor), Bruce Brooks (Contributor), William G. Brozo (Contributor), Michael Cart (Contributor), Peter Cherches (Contributor), Eoin Colfer (Contributor), Chris Crutcher (Contributor), Terry Davis (Contributor), Tony DiTerlizzi (Illustrator), Timothy Basil Ering (Illustrator), Douglas Florian (Contributor), Neil Gaiman (Contributor), Jack Gantos (Contributor), Morris Gleitzman (Contributor), David Granger (Contributor), Dan Greenburg (Contributor), Andy Griffiths (Contributor), Matt Groening (Illustrator), Dan Gutman (Contributor), Bruce Hale (Contributor), Daniel Handler (Contributor), Brett Helquist (Illustrator), Will Hobbs (Contributor), Anthony Horowitz (Contributor), James Howe (Contributor), Brian Jacques (Contributor), Patrick Jones (Contributor), Stephen King (Contributor), David Klass (Contributor), Gordon Korman (Contributor), Erik P. Kraft (Contributor), Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Illustrator), David Lubar (Contributor), Chris Lynch (Contributor), David Macaulay (Illustrator), John Marsden (Contributor), Adam McCauley (Illustrator), Dave McKean (Illustrator), Liam McKean (Illustrator), Walter Dean Myers (Contributor), Garth Nix (Contributor), Kenneth Oppel (Contributor), Jerry Pallotta (Contributor), Christopher Paolini (Contributor), Gary Paulsen (Contributor), Richard Peck (Contributor), Dav Pilkey (Illustrator), Jerry Pinkney (Illustrator), Daniel Pinkwater (Contributor), Jack Prelutsky (Contributor), Vladimir Radunsky (Illustrator), Rick Reilly (Contributor), David Rice (Contributor), Steve Rushin (Contributor), Sergio Ruzzier (Illustrator), René Jr. Saldaña (Contributor), Graham Salisbury (Contributor), Peter Sís (Illustrator), Jon Scieszka (Contributor), Darren Shan (Contributor), David Shannon (Illustrator), David Sheldon (Illustrator), Robert Siegel (Contributor), Seymour Simon (Contributor), Arthur Slade (Contributor), William Sleator (Contributor), Lane Smith (Illustrator), Michael W. Smith (Contributor), Rick Spears (Illustrator), Jerry Spinelli (Contributor), Mark Teague (Illustrator), Rick Telander (Contributor), Chris Van Allsburg (Illustrator), Ned Vizzini (Contributor), Bill Vlasic (Contributor), Rich Wallace (Contributor), Will Weaver (Contributor), Jeffrey D. Wilhelm (Contributor), Mo Willems (Illustrator), Lawrence Yep (Contributor), David Yoo (Contributor), Paul O. Zelinsky (Illustrator)

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To be fair, I'm not the target audience. But it did read more like an RSS feed or whatever. Oh well; I did manage to get some recommendations (as if I need more). ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
This collection of short pieces about being a “guy” written by children’s and YA writers such as Scieszka himself, Mo Willems, Neil Gaiman, and about 784 others has some charm and some funny bits but somehow rings mostly false. The quintessential “guy” these men seem to be aiming for does not exist except in pop culture and even then in pop culture from at least 30 years ago. (Many of the writers are of older generations, but even the younger guys write as if they grew up in an era lost in the mists of time.) The gross-out stuff about flatulence and bowel difficulties and the stuff about guys wanting to try stupid physical stunts are particularly inapposite to the realities of today. Today’s guys (or at least the American ones) tend to be quite fastidious about their cloacal activities and if anything are quite squeamish about physical risk. They are much more interested in sex than anything else. Where did that stereotype go?
  compjohn | May 3, 2012 |
I was excited to read this because of Jon Scieszka, but I was a little disappointed. The stories were all based on older men from when they were boys and the stories and interests were a little outdated. Anthology of stories, illustrations and photos by and about famous authors, or guys in general. ( )
  Jennanana | May 2, 2012 |
If you are younger than 6th grade, this book isn't for you. It might be nice to read it with a parent. It's a great resource to find authors that you might like to read. Lots of choices. An excerpt from various authors/illustrators. As a mom of 2 boys, I will use it as a resource for years to come. ( )
  mmpvppl | Apr 1, 2011 |
In this collection of stories, essays, and other stuff, guys will find inspiration from some of their favorite writers/cartoonists/whatever. Chalk full of advice and humorous quips, it is no surprise that this collection will not just be enjoyed by guys. There is much in this book to love, even the essay about what guys do (burp, yell, scratch etc). The short entries make it easy to pick up and put down on a whim, and there is no reason to finish it all in one go, unless of course you just can't stop turning the pages. ( )
  sexy_librarian | Mar 31, 2011 |
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Scieszka, JonEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Adel, DanielIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Alexander, LloydContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Anderson, MTContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Arnold, TeddIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Aronson, MarcContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
AviContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Barron, T.A.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bauer, DavidContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bloor, EdwardContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Brooks, BruceContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Brozo, William G.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cart, MichaelContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cherches, PeterContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Colfer, EoinContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Crutcher, ChrisContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Davis, TerryContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
DiTerlizzi, TonyIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ering, Timothy BasilIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Florian, DouglasContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gaiman, NeilContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gantos, JackContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gleitzman, MorrisContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Granger, DavidContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Greenburg, DanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Griffiths, AndyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Groening, MattIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gutman, DanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hale, BruceContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Handler, DanielContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Helquist, BrettIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hobbs, WillContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Horowitz, AnthonyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Howe, JamesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jacques, BrianContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jones, PatrickContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
King, StephenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Klass, DavidContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Korman, GordonContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kraft, Erik P.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Krosoczka, Jarrett J.Illustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lubar, DavidContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lynch, ChrisContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Macaulay, DavidIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Marsden, JohnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McCauley, AdamIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McKean, DaveIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McKean, LiamIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Myers, Walter DeanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Nix, GarthContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Oppel, KennethContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pallotta, JerryContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Paolini, ChristopherContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Paulsen, GaryContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Peck, RichardContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pilkey, DavIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pinkney, JerryIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pinkwater, DanielContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Prelutsky, JackContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Radunsky, VladimirIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Reilly, RickContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rice, DavidContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rushin, SteveContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ruzzier, SergioIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Saldaña, René Jr.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Salisbury, GrahamContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sís, PeterIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Scieszka, JonContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Shan, DarrenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Shannon, DavidIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sheldon, DavidIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Siegel, RobertContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Simon, SeymourContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Slade, ArthurContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sleator, WilliamContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Smith, LaneIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Smith, Michael W.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Spears, RickIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Spinelli, JerryContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Teague, MarkIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Telander, RickContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Van Allsburg, ChrisIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Vizzini, NedContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Vlasic, BillContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wallace, RichContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Weaver, WillContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wilhelm, Jeffrey D.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Willems, MoIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Yep, LawrenceContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Yoo, DavidContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Zelinsky, Paul O.Illustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Hey guys - now here is something for you to read. A bunch of pieces by a bunch of guys ... all about being a guy. Some are memories. Some are stories. Some are just pieces of art these guys drew when they were your age.
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What is a typical guy moment, anyhow? Daniel Pinkwater remembers the disappointment 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.

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There's something for every guy in this collection of stories, mini-memoirs, advice, poems, comics and drawings chosen by readers on the Guys Read web site.

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