Don’t Call Me a Crook!: “Incredible” and “incredibly well-written”

OK, I freely admit it: it’s been far too long since my last blog post.  I’m sorry.  Really.  And it’s not from a lack of topics.  From the November U.S. elections to the mass movements in the Mideast, things are changing quickly!  Not to make excuses, but Dissident Books’ is a one-man shop, so between getting the word out about the titles, sales, and dozens of other tasks, blogging tends to get pushed to the back burner.  But that’s not an excuse.  I promise to post more often.  Just like I promise that the check is in the mail.
You might recall in my last post I wrote how e-newsletter ForeWord This Week ran a feature on Notes on Democracy: A New Edition.  Well, this week managing editor Kimber Bilby turned her attention to Dissident Books’ other offering, Don’t Call Me a Crook!  Bilby writes that

Autobiographies & Memoirs is the biggest category in our Book of the Year Awards program. I understand why: everyone has a story to tell—even reference librarians. (Does Ruth Harrison from A Prairie Home Companion ring familiar?) The ability to tell a good story and grab the reader from page one is a gift that not everyone has. That’s what makes an award-winning memoir: it’s not only an incredible tale, but an incredibly well-written one. Cheers to those who tackle retelling their life stories in print. This week we feature a more humorous account of a con man, Bob Moore, in Don’t Call Me a Crook! published by Dissident Books.

Boy, did reading that make my day!  It’s a fact is Don’t Call Me a Crook! is both “an incredible tale” and “an incredibly well-written one.”  One blogger confessed that she read it three times.  Three times!  You know a story is gripping and a pleasure to read when someone goes through it more than once.  Check out what ForeWord has to say about Moore’s memoirs here.

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