Posts Tagged ‘funny’

Naming for Power by Naseem Javed – dedication

In Business, History & Culture, Psychology on September 30, 2010 at 8:26 am

Naseem Javed dedicated his book “Naming for Power” (an exploration of branding and brand names) ~

“This book is dedicated
to my mother, Amtul,
my wife, Lucie,
my son, Tashi.

Also, to the twenty-six
letters of the alphabet,
especially the letters
A, B, and C, which
taught me a great deal.”

The Music Lesson by Victor L Wooten – Warning

In Black Authors, Books, Psychology on September 11, 2010 at 12:58 pm

Happy 46th Birthday to five-time Grammy winner Victor L. Wooten, who played bass for Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, and as a child toured with The Wooten Brothers Band supporting Curtis Mayfield.

Victor Wooten’s 2007 book The Music Lesson: A Spiritual Search for Growth Through Music, shows you the world of writing, recording and performing through the life of Bass Magazine’s 3-time Bassist of the Year. Unlike most musical autobiographers, Victor doesn’t just drop names. He digs deep into individual notes and takes you behind the scenes of his best jam sessions.

Versus a traditional book dedication, he wrote this ~


Everything in this vook

may be

all wrong.

But if so,


all right!

Nice use of line breaks ~ very Nikki Giovanni.

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The World in Six Songs by Daniel J Levitin – Dedication

In Books, Psychology on September 8, 2010 at 3:49 pm

Neurology, Biology and Ani DiFranco perform together as subjects in Daniel J Levitin’s book The World in Six Songs. He analyzes our “musical brains,” uncovering the social and evolutionary triggers at work in songs like “War, What Is It Good For?”

Here’s the book’s dedication ~

To K.Z.

who always knows what music I’ll like

and for L.R.G.

who put the kibosh on that whole llama farm thing

Joni Mitchell gave Levitin this awesome quote for The World in Six Songs ~

“This is the worst idea for a book I’ve ever heard – it makes me want to vomit. The idea encapsulates the very worst part of Western thought. It makes a purely Socratic distinction about something that isn’t intellectualizable.” [One week later:] “I take it back – I’m sorry! This is great!”
— Joni Mitchell

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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

Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain

In Adventure, Books, Classics, Novels on March 10, 2010 at 12:00 pm

To those good-mannered and agreeable children, Susie and Clara Clemens, this book is affectionately inscribed by their father.

– The Prince and The Pauper by Mark Twain / Samuel Clemens

Charmed and Dangerous (Clique Prequel) by Lisa Harrison

In Books, Teen on February 25, 2010 at 12:00 pm

For the Clique fans who supported me along the way, even when I had type-ohs, I ah-dore you all.

For the Clique fans who supported me along the way even when I had type-os. I ah-dore you all.

– Charmed and Dangerous, Clique Prequel, by Lisa Harrison