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Starbuck O'Dwyer, a native of Rochester, New York and a graduate of Princeton, Oxford and Cornell, writes novels, essays, short stories, screenplays and music under his given middle name. His critically-acclaimed debut novel, Red Meat Cures Cancer (Random House/Vintage Books), won two national writing awards for humor, appeared on several best-seller lists, and was a featured selection of the 2007 One Book One Vancouver reading program. His writing, which has been described as "comic genius" by Kirkus Reviews, has been published in forums as diverse as Entertainment Weekly, Flaunt, Toro, Japanophile, the Journal News, PW Daily and the Boston Globe, and he has appeared on over 350 radio and television programs including guest spots on ESPN, ...more

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Starbuck High School Dance has been published in Spanish. Muchas gracias to Maria Manzano and Melanie Hooyenga for making it possible!


Starbuck Tremendously exciting week. How to Raise a Good Kid was published in Afrikaans and High School Dance reached #1 on the amazon kindle best-seller list in both the Humor & Entertainment and Parenting & Relationships categories. Many, many thanks to everyone!


Starbuck Happy to say that Goliath Gets Up was just released in China in both simplified and traditional Chinese. Hoping it enjoys the same success that Spinal Tap experienced in Japan.


Starbuck Hi everybody. I want to invite you to read a new, free, funny story about camp, crushes and competition that I've posted. Just go to http://www.starbuckodwyer.com
and click on "The Competition Story" at the top of the home page. If you enjoy it, please let me know. All the best, Starbuck


Starbuck Hey all,

If you could use a good laugh, I just posted a story about trust and the time I crashed my father's car when I was 17. Just go to my site http://www.starbuckodwyer.com and click on "The Trust Story" link at the top of the homepage. I hope you enjoy and I wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving!


Starbuck An old and very dear friend of mine has a new book out that I encourage everyone to check out and read. The book is a mystery thriller called Finding Jessica and I recommend it highly. Go to http://www.parkerriggs.squarespace.com/ for more detials. Thanks very much.


Starbuck A belated but very BIG thank you to Midwest Homes Magazine for featuring Red Meat Cures Cancer in their Books That Cook!!

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Starbuck Hey friends - I'm running a special 100 copy e-book giveaway promotion over at librarything.com through July 19. Be sure to enter if you are interested. Thanks very much!


Starbuck Some great inspiration this Memorial Day Weekend! Wishing a good one to all! Best, Starbuck

William H. McRaven: Life Lessons From Navy SEAL Training http://on.wsj.com/1m3EXFT


Starbuck Hello all! Just a heads up that I listed a giveaway starting today for 5 signed copies of my story collection, How To Raise A Good Kid, and another giveaway starting Monday for 2 signed copies of my satiric novel, Red Meat Cures Cancer. I hope you'll enter for the chance to win and will spread the word to friends. Thanks so much!


Starbuck Hello everybody! Just a quick heads up that I'm giving away 100 free e-book copies of Goliath Gets Up on the Library Things site. The entry deadline is May 13 so be sure to enter. It's very easy - just go to Library Thing, sing in or join (it's free) and search for Goliath at the member giveaway link. I hope you'll check it out and will share this with your friends! Best, Starbuck


Starbuck Happy Father's Day to all celebrating! I wanted to let you know a couple things: 1. I have taken the twitter plunge and will be tweeting about the book business and life's funnier moments. For anyone interested, I can be found on Twitter @StarbuckODwyer. 2. I'm also on Facebook and invite you to like my page at facebook.com/StarbuckODwyer. Hope you'll join me. I can't tell you how much it means to me that you've taken the time to read my work. Best, Starbuck


Starbuck My pleasure, Terri. Thanks so much for reading my book.


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Terri Thank you for accepting my friend request :)


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