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Russ Woody

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in Northern California , The United States




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March 2009

Hold on. Why does it ask for my "Date of Death"?

I have two new books. One is supposed to be funny, the other poignant and possibly funny. I don't know -- I'm sick of reading them:

HEROIC HEART - A Story of Fathers and Sons (a memoir) --

Here's a story behind the story!
(If you like TED DANSON -- wtf doesn't? -- watch):

EFFED UP! Story of a Family (a novel) The reviews, so far, have been very good.


I've been a television writer/producer for about 25 years. Have been lucky enough to work on some great shows (Murphy Brown, Cybill, Mad About You, Becker, The Drew

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The Wheel of Nuldoid

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Heroic Heart by Russ Woody
"Russ Woody tells of the short period of time spent with his father who was dying of ALS. He tells how his father impacted his own young sons, people he worked with and even strangers. By the time you are through reading this book you feel like you..." Read more of this review »
Heroic Heart by Russ Woody
"An amazing memoir of a certain time period shared by a father and son. Russ Woody has the writers touch, the ability to reach into his own heart and place those feelings inside YOUR soul. HEROIC HEART is the 2nd book of his that i've read and i ca..." Read more of this review »
Effed Up! Story of a Family by Russ Woody
"Irreverent, sarcastic and full of heart. Written as fiction but heavily dosed with reality... add in a wicked sense of humor and voila! Reading this is like taking a spin on a wild roller coaster ride of family dysfunction. One does wonder how
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“Often the depths of human misery can be found amongst legions of happy people.”
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“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”
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“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.”
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“Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?”
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“Reading is everything. Reading makes me feel like I've accomplished something, learned something, become a better person. Reading makes me smarter. Reading gives me something to talk about later on. Reading is the unbelievably healthy way my attention deficit disorder medicates itself. Reading is escape, and the opposite of escape; it's a way to make contact with reality after a day of making things up, and it's a way of making contact with someone else's imagination after a day that's all too real. Reading is grist. Reading is bliss.”
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“In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you.”
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message 6: by Russ

Russ Woody Becky!
You angel. Great to hear from you. How are you and your great big family. Someone was just telling me about Hector. He's still going strong. You, what's with you.


message 5: by Becky

Becky Burciaga Hey Russ...Just joined this group and just wanted to say hi. Becky Burciaga

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Russ Woody Jeanne

ONCE AGAIN, thank you for your support. If this thing ever takes off, you are one of the first people I'll owe huge debts of gratitude.


message 3: by Jeanne (last edited Jul 19, 2010 04:09PM)

Jeanne Once again, Wheel of Nuldoid is in the running for the monthly read at Fantasy Book Club. This poll runs through July 27th. Vote here:

message 2: by Jeanne (last edited Jun 22, 2010 02:55PM)

Jeanne Fantasy Book Club has designated September Young Adult fiction month and The Wheel of Nuldoid is in the running as the monthly read! Vote here:

This is a NEW poll and open till June 30th. VOTE NOW!

Jeanne Voting is now open for the Fantasy Book Club Monthly read and Russ's book The Wheel of Nuldoid is nominated. Please support Russ and vote!!

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