DINTY W. MOORE is a highly regarded essayist and author of numerous books, including The Mindful Writer, Crafting the Personal Essay, and the memoir Between Panic and Desire, winner of the Grub Street Nonfiction Book Prize. He has been published in the Philadelphia Inquirer Magazine, Gettysburg Review, Harper's, and Crazyhorse, among others. He also edits Brevity: The Journal of Concise Literary Nonfiction and has served as coordinating editor for the annual anthology Best Creative Nonfiction. Moore currently teaches as director of Ohio University's BA, MA, and PhD in Creative Writing program.
." -. . a guide to writing essays that is both brilliantly
instructive and wonderfully entertaining. -. . . Highly recommended
for writers and anyone who loves to laugh out loud while they
-- Library Journal (starred review)
"[Moore's] witty and disarming new book is framed as an advice
column for accomplished writers. . . He is fun to read (don't miss
Mr Plimpton's Revenge: A Google Maps Essay, in Which George
Plimpton Delivers My Belated and Well-Deserved Comeuppance). And he
sneaks in answers so we are left with a touch of wisdom as well as
-- BBC.com "Dear Mister Essay Writer Guy is Moore at his best. It's witty but also substantial, and the conversations between Moore and his interlocutors get to the heart of what makes the essay such a compelling form: its capacity to render, on the page, the human experience."
-- The Rumpus ." . . the book as a whole will leave you feeling educated, amused, and perhaps even inspired."
-- The A.V. Club "Dear Mister Essay Writer Guy is an enjoyable read. . . Its witty, modest tone belies the artistry of the essays contained, which are exemplars of the short form."
-- Shelf Awareness