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Mark Isaacs

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Los Angeles, The United States
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Aesop, Hans Christian Andersen, Oscar Wilde, O. Henry

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February 2014


Hurrah! Huzzah! And Hip Hip Hooray! After many years in journalism, PR and education, I finally found my passion in short-story writing. I've had a number of shorts published in literary magazines and recently Lampglow Books published one of my faves, The Greatest Blessings, as a children's chapter book, replete with 22 sumptuous illustrations. That's a victory in itself. But what would be better is if the tale of the fabulous Lords Fame, Fortune and Power and the forsaken runaway named Boy they command to decide which one of their namesake blessings is the greatest sells a few copies!

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Mark Isaacs When I was a boy, my friends and I got into many a spirited discussion over which was the best if you could have only one: fame, fortune or power? No …moreWhen I was a boy, my friends and I got into many a spirited discussion over which was the best if you could have only one: fame, fortune or power? No one ever came up with a decisive answer and the question became a personal challenge I sought to resolve, and only recently did. If you want to find out what prevails, you'll have to read the book!(less)
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The Greatest Blessings

4.90 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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Wow. The prestigious Midwest Book Review hails The Greatest Blessings for its "timeless wisdom" and calls it "unforgettable" in the May issue of its Children's Bookwatch magazine. Read the full review at: midwestbookreview.com/cbw/may_14.htm#...".
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You have to admire Monsieur Balzac: He only lived to 51 like Shakespeare yet was as much if not more prolific. "The Black Sheep" is one of 91 works in his ambitious La Comédie humaine and a fine introduction to the novels in his oeuvre, made great by ...more
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I found this history collecting dust as I searched for something to read while I ate breakfast one day and expected just to skim through it. But I quickly became immersed in a chapter about the Oedipus-complexed Nero and couldn't put the book down. I ...more
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