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Lidia’s Italy by Lidia Matticchio Bastianich – Dedication

In Books, Cookbooks on July 31, 2010 at 12:20 pm

The fabulously-named Lidia Matticchio Bastianich wrote Lidia’s Italy, 140 Simple and delicious recipes from the ten places in Italy (that) Lidia loves most. Its sweet dedication ~

This book is dedicated to Erminia, my mother, the nonna to my children and

the bis nonna to my grandchildren. Without your unconditional love, your

unwavering guidance and support, all of this could never have happened.

Her book comes with a free DVD>

Shit My Day Says by Justin Halpern – Dedication

In Books, Humor on July 30, 2010 at 8:47 am

Justin Halpern dedicated Shit My Dad Says to his father and ~

For my dad, mom, Dan, Evan, José, and Amanda

Thank you for all your love and support.

Dan and Evan are his brothers (ten and eight years older).

Follow Justin and his dad on Twitter and Tumblr for more >>

Here’s a video preview from CBS / Huffington post >>

Everything Is Going to Kill Everybody by Robert Brockway – Dedication

In Adventure, Books on July 29, 2010 at 6:35 pm

Continuing this week’s theme of deadly books with dramatically long titles, Robert Brockway dedicated his hilarious book Everything Is Going to Kill Everybody – The Terrifying Real Ways The World Wants You Dead ~

This book is dedicated to Meagan, who has had the

kindness and decency to not realize she’s way out of

my league for many years now. It should also be noted

that this entire book was her idea. Please direct

complaints accordingly.

Author Michael Largo said this of Brockway:

There has never been a hipper Prophet of Doom!

HaHa 🙂 The rest of Largo’s quote is grammatically confusing, but he has a great book too: God’s Lunatics >>

Follow Robert on Twitter: @brockway_llc

The Profiler by Pat Brown – Dedication

In Biography, Books, Psychology on July 29, 2010 at 8:32 am

I hoped Pat Brown would have a cool dedication considering the horrific subject matter of her book The Profiler: My Life Hunting Serial Killers and Psychopaths (subtle!). She did:




Excellent use of line breaks. Go check out the book!

Leading Outside the Lines by Jon Katzenbach and Zia Khan – Dedication

In Books, Business on July 28, 2010 at 3:28 pm

Leading Outside the Lines has two dedications ~

Jon: To Marvin Bower, whose memory never fades

Zia: To my parents for their steadfast love and support

Rites of Passage by John Lucht – Dedication

In Books, Business on July 28, 2010 at 3:24 pm

John Lucht dedicated his business odyssey “Rites of Passage at $100,000 to $1,000,000+: Your Insider’s Lifetime Guide to Executive Job-Changing and Faster Career Progression in the 21st Century” ~ (whew!)

He didn’t. I typed that whole freaking title into my wordpress iPhone app and there’s no dedication. Aaaaaa John Lucht!!!! Whyyyyyyyy!!!!

Reading and Writing Along the Borderlands by Michael Chabon – Dedication

In Biography, Books, Psychology, Short Stories on July 22, 2010 at 6:58 pm

Wash your eyes in the gorgeous back cover art for this book! (Image from Family of Five). It’s a book about writing books ~ including Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s mysteries, Frank Miller’s novels and the books that skyrocketed Chabon to fame.

Michael Chabon's dedication in Maps and Legends

Michael Chabon dedicated Maps and Legends: Reading and writing along the borderlands ~

To Ayelet

(his second wife).

A Model World by Michael Chabon – Dedication

In Books, Novels on July 22, 2010 at 8:41 am

“Chabon” is pronounced Shay-bun.

Michael Shaybun dedicated A Model World and Other Stories:

To the memory of Ernest Cohen

We googled Ernest Cohen, Michael Chabon and found only this:

Cohen may appera here with Michael Chabon in a Jewish prayer for the sick, under the name Yehuda Dov Ha’Cohen ben Malkah. Reply in the comments if you know any more about this special gentleman.

He also thanked Ms. Lollie Groth (his first wife), Ms. Mary Evans (his agent), Mr. Douglas Stumpf and Mr. Daniel Menaker – in third person, as usual.

Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon – Dedication

In Books, Novels on July 21, 2010 at 6:31 pm

Michael Chabon dedicated his masterful Wonder Boys ~

The author would like to thank

Mary Evans and Douglas Stumpf,

Tigris and Euphrates of this little empire.

I wonder why he refers to himself in third person?

Mary Evans is Chabon’s literary agent. Her clients include Nicholas von Hoffman and Christopher Castellani.

Douglas Stumpf is an editor at Vanity Fair and other Harper Collins Publications ~ he wrote Confessions of a Wall Street Shoeshine Boy. Chabon calls him “the heroic Douglas Stumpf” in The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay.

Mysteries of Pittsburgh by Michael Chabon – Dedication

In Books, Mystery, Novels on July 21, 2010 at 8:13 am

The Mysteries of Pittsburgh opens with this dedication from Michael Chabon:

To Lollie

Lollie Groth, a poet and English professor, was Chabon’s first wife. Their story (falling in and out of love as Chabon’s career exploded) recalls Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years.

Here’s Chabon’s essay about writing his first novel in the former bedroom of a man named Ralph.

Check out Mysteries of Pittsburgh ~ the character Phlox is some kind of firecracker.