Posts Tagged ‘sons’

It’s Not What You Say, It’s How You Say It by Joan Detz – Dedication

In Books, HowTo on December 14, 2010 at 12:36 pm

Governor Mario Cuomo read Detz’s book and said: “Joan Detz has gone a long way toward taking the mystery out of writing and giving an effective speech. For this I will find it hard to forgive her.”

She dedicated “It’s Not What You Say, It’s How You Say It” like this ~

This is for my son, Seth…

who brings words to life every day,

and gives me great joy.

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.”

I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb ~ Dedication

In Books, Novels on August 27, 2010 at 11:23 am

Wally Lamb’s 1998 novel I Know This Much Is True chronicles the lives of identical twin brothers Thomas and Dominick. Lamb wrote this dedication in the book ~

This book is for my father and my sons

Lamb has three sons: Jared, Justin and Teddy.

Teddy Lamb. Ha! Adorable.

The Professor of Secrets by William Eamon – Dedication

In Books, History & Culture on August 3, 2010 at 12:02 pm

William Eamon and National Geographic released a terrific book this year called The Professor of Secrets: Mystery, Medicine, and Alchemy in Renaissance Italy. Eamon mixes science and history with Harry Potter mystique in chapters like The Marvelous Virtues of Precipitato, An Academy of Magi and Mathematical Magic.

I almost missed the dedication – it’s hidden on the publication details page:

para Elbita con amor,

y para Miguelito con esparanza

Loosely translated:

For Elbita my love and for Miguelito my hope

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou – Dedication

In Biography, Black Authors, Books, Classics on July 13, 2010 at 9:38 am

Maya Angelou dedicated her first autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings ~

This book is dedicated to My Son,


and all the Strong Black Birds of Promise

Who Defy the Odds and Gods

and Sing Their Songs

Whipple: Squeeze This by Luke Sullivan — Dedication

In Books, Business on July 6, 2010 at 2:58 pm

Luke Sullivan dedicated his classic advertising book ~

To my dear wife,
And our wonderful boys,
Reed and Preston

Soccernomics by Simon Kuper and Stefan Szymanski – Dedication

In Books, sports on June 22, 2010 at 7:15 pm

Simon Kuper and Stefan Szymanski’s dedications in Soccernomics ~

From Simon:

To Pamela

(who doesn’t know about football,

but knows about writing) for her astonishing tolerance.

And to Leila, Leo and Joey, for all the smiles.

From Stefan:

To my father

We never saw eye to eye,

but he taught me to question everything.

I was rooting for Argentina 🙂

Land of the Permanent Wave by Edwin Shrake – Dedication

In Books, Short Stories on June 21, 2010 at 8:41 am

Meet the mad dogs. These Texas writes – Gary Cartwright, Ann Richards, Jerry Jeff Walker, Willie Nelson, Steven Long, Larry L. King and Bud Shrake – raised hell and loved writing about the great state of Texas.

Edwin “Bud” Shrake’s Land of the Permanent Wave is a collection of short stories and news articles specifically about the Texas frontier.

Ben Fountain, who wrote “Brief Encounters with Che Chuevara,” said:

“Bud Shrank seems to have packed about six lifetimes’ worth of experience into one, and he writes about his experiences with intelligence, wit, and skill.”

Bud Shrake’s dedication in Land of the Permanent Wave ~

For Jody Gent

Why dedicate it Jody?  Pete and Jody Gent were Mad Dogs too. They gave Bud a swing with a gorgeous view of the sunset.

Steven L. Davis (editor) also added a dedication ~

Para mis tres hermanos:

Jeff, Joe, Don

Eclipse by Stephanie Meyer

In Uncategorized on February 15, 2010 at 11:54 am

Stephanie Meyer's book Eclipse is dedicated to her husband and sons.

To my husband, Pancho, for your patience, love, friendship, humor, and willingness to eat out.

Also to my children, Gabe, Seth, and Eli, for letting me experience the kind of love that people freely die for.

– Ecipse by Stephanie Meyer

Life is So Good

In Uncategorized on February 10, 2010 at 12:00 pm

Life is So Good by George Dawson is dedicated to his teacher and son.

From George Dawson, this book is dedicated to my teacher, Carl Henry, and to my son, George Jr.

From Richard Glaubman, this book is dedicated to my wife, Jody, and to my children, Jessie and Casey.

– Life is So Good by George Dawson and Richard Glaubman.

Mr. Dawson learned to read at age 98 and wrote his autobiography before his 103rd birthday!