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Starbuck O'Dwyer

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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 novel, Red Meat Cures Cancer (Random House/Vintage Books), won two national writing awards for humor 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, WGN, NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox, Voice of America and ...more


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Average rating: 3.65 · 280 ratings · 141 reviews · 4 distinct works · Similar authors
How to Raise a Good Kid
4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 150 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
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Red Meat Cures Cancer
3.05 of 5 stars 3.05 avg rating — 85 ratings — published 2002 — 4 editions
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Goliath Gets Up
3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 45 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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Thundering Sky
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How To Raise A Good Kid by Starbuck O'Dwyer
"To be totally honest, I put off reading this book because I wasn't sure what to expect. I wish I hadn't waited so long, because I was absolutely delighted by it! Starbuck O'Dwyer has written a very funny memoir, full of stories about his childhood..." Read more of this review »
Red Meat Cures Cancer by Starbuck O'Dwyer
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Red Meat Cures Cancer by Starbuck O'Dwyer
"This book was very different from what I normally read but I'm really glad I read it. Let me start off by saying that my favorite part of this book is the "Torture Me" campaign. I mean when you want to eat junk food why not go all the way. This bo..." Read more of this review »
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Goliath Gets Up by Starbuck O'Dwyer
"I was a lucky Goodreads winner of this book. The author was kind enough to autograph the book, and send an addtional title which he wrote. Goliath Gets Up is, first of all, a love letter to the city of Rochester, NY. It hosts a cast of misfit char..." Read more of this review »
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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!!

http://www.midwesthomemag.com/media/M...


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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