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It’s About Time by Philip Paul – Dedication

In Music on January 25, 2011 at 11:55 am

Jazz drumming grandmaster Philip Paul recorded his solo CD “It’s About Time” after an impressive career performing with Lock-Jaw Davis, Hank Ballard, Buddy Johnson’s Big Bang and Count Basie’s saxophonist Frank Foster. Basie’s hit Shiny Stockings was named after Paul’s wife Juanita, who wore them to the Cotton Club where Foster and Paul performed.

Paul dedicated “It’s About Time:”

This CD is dedicated to my loving wife Juanita for 50 years of marital bliss. It is also dedicated to all of the wonderful musicians and friends who have helped me survive this monster called show business.”

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.”

She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb – Dedication

In Books, Novels on August 26, 2010 at 9:06 pm

Wally Lamb dedicated his 1992 novel She’s Come Undone (an Oprah’s Book Club selection) thusly ~

To Christine,

who laughed and cried and lent me

to these characters.

Excellent line breaks 🙂

Christine is Wally’s wife. Mr. Lamb autobiographical essay collection I’ll Fly Away while volunteering at a women’s maximum-security prison… which means I’m googling “Wally Lamb Prison” today.

A Gentle Madness by Nicholas Basbanes ~ Dedication

In Books, Education on August 16, 2010 at 12:44 pm

Nicholas Basbanes dedicated his book (about books and people who love collecting books) A Gentle Madness ~

For

Constance V. Basbanes

Constance is Nicholas’s wife. They review children’s books together for the Literary Features Syndicate. Here’s a funny interview with Nick.

For Constance V Basbanes

For Constance V Basbanes

Why Not Catch-21 by Gary Dexter ~ Dedication

In Books, Education on August 15, 2010 at 11:45 pm

Gary Dexter’s book “Why Not Catch-21” explains the world’s most famous and mysterious book titles. Excellent read.

His dedication ~

To Carrol Dexter and

Charlotte Devereaux,

with love

Gary Dexter's Why Not Catch-21 is dedicated to

Sex and Drugs with Guns N’ Roses by Steven Adler

In Adventure, Books on August 4, 2010 at 2:13 pm

Steven Adler dedicated his awesome book “My Appetite for Destruction: Sex and Drugs and Guns N’ Roses” ~

To my grandmother “Big Lilly,”

my grandfather “Stormin’ Norman,”

and to my beloved wife, Carolina, whose

love and support made this book possible.

To the millions of faithful Guns N’ Roses

fans all over the world,

I thank you for your eternal devotion.

Special thanks to:

  • the Adler family,
  • the Ferreira family,
  • the Hudson family,
  • the Canter family,
  • Steve Sprite,
  • Dr. Drew Pinsky,
  • Dr. Charles Sophy,
  • Bob Forrest,
  • Ronald “Ronnie My Boy” Schneider,
  • Chris Green
  • Robert Espinoza,
  • James Vanderweilen, and
  • Brad Server.

And lastly to my dogs

Shadow, Midnight, and Chichi.

Their unconditional love saw me through.

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

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

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).