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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.

The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon – Dedication

In Books, Mystery, Novels on July 20, 2010 at 6:03 pm

Michael Chabon dedicated his novel The Yiddish Policemen’s Union:

To Ayelet,

bashert

Ayelet Waldman, his second wife, is also a writer ~ she wrote candidly about Chabon in the New York Times.

“Bashert” is the Yiddish word for “perfect match” or “match made in Heaven.” Visit JewFAQ.org for hilarious wives’ tales about this word.

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,
Curlin,
And our wonderful boys,
Reed and Preston

South of Broad by Pat Conroy

In Books, Novels on April 15, 2010 at 12:00 pm

This book is dedicated to my wife and fellow novelist, Cassandra King, who helped more than anyone in bringing South of Broad to its publication. To me, she is the finest thing ever produced on an Alabama farm.

– South of Broad by Pat Conroy

2Y&Y: Happy Birthday to my dad, who gave me this book on 9-11-2009

A Fine Balance

In Books on March 20, 2010 at 12:00 pm

For Freny

A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry

2Y&Y: Freny is Mistry’s wife.

Blood and Whiskey Jack Daniels by Peter Krass

In Biography, Books, Business on March 19, 2010 at 12:00 pm

For Diana

Quickly, bring me a bottle of whiskey, so that I may wet my mind and say something clever. – A Tennessee Aristophanes

– Blood & Whiskey: The Life and Times of Jack Daniels by Peter Krass

2Y&Y: Diana is Peter Krass’s wife.

Naked Conversations by Scoble and Israel

In Uncategorized on March 12, 2010 at 12:00 pm

To our wives, Paula Israel and Maryam Scoble. We could not have done it without you and we wouldn’t have wanted to.

– Naked Conversations by Robert Scoble and Shel Israel @shelisrael

The Sicilian by Mario Puzo

In Books, Novels on February 27, 2010 at 12:00 pm

Mario Puzo dedicated The Sicilian to Carol.

For Carol

– The Sicilian by Mario Puzo

2Y&Y: Carol Gino was Puzo’s longtime lover and companion.

Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

In Uncategorized on February 14, 2010 at 12:00 pm

Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is dedicated "Once Again To Zelda."

Once Again to Zelda

– Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Happy Valentine’s Day from To You and You 🙂

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!