Moving Foreword: Real Introductions to Totally Made-Up Books - 8458


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A great foreword is more than just a few pages of self-indulgent frippery that comes before a book. A great foreword adds zest. It sets the stage for the page turner you're about to open, and perhaps even puts you in the locked room where a mystery happens or in the high-button shoes of a year gone by. A great foreword—sometimes—is even better than the book it precedes. So why not skip the boring actual-book part? Moving Foreword is a collection of introductions to imaginary books, written by real celebrities, comedians, musicians, and other writers with something to say. With a real foreword by Rainn Wilson, this book offers a no-holds-barred cacophony of laugh-out-loud funny, poignant, and thought-provoking writing that tackles everything from politics to pop culture, true crime to trout fishing, and Star Wars to skin flicks. Highlights include: • Bustin' Through: Confessions of a Kool-Aid Man Foreword by "Pop Candy" columnist Whitney Matheson • Phil Rosenthal's Who's the Boss?: My Unlikely Rise to Rock Stardom Foreword by "Bruce Springsteen" (Phil Rosenthal) • Keep Your Gaze on Me: A True Story of Social Media, Obsession, and Murder Foreword by Shirley Manson, lead vocalist of Garbage • Sock Puppet Mozart: The Life and Gruesome Death of Randy Masterson Foreword by actor Thomas Lennon • Vance DeGeneris: An Unauthorized Biography Foreword by Vance DeGeneres • Everything You Need to Know About Massachusetts Fish and Wildlife Regulations Foreword by New Kids on the Block member Jonathan Knight • Fly Ball: How the New York Yankees Have Changed Lives Foreword by talk show host Jerry Springer • Terrible Band Names: A Chronology of Rock History Foreword by John Ondrasik, a.k.a. Five for Fighting • God's Wow, You're All F***ing This Up Big Time Foreword by singer-songwriter Mary Lambert . . . any many more!
ASIN: 1946885819
VSKU: DBV.1946885819.G
Condition: Good
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