The curious writer by bruce ballenger
1 / 26

The Curious Writer By Bruce Ballenger - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

  • Uploaded on
  • Presentation posted in: General

The Curious Writer By Bruce Ballenger. Textbook Review By Cole Gustafson 11/18/10 A.D. Every century or so, a book comes along that challenges everything we think we know about the world…. Sorry, I meant the good one…. No, I meant the really good one…. But seriously….

I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.

Download Presentation

The Curious Writer By Bruce Ballenger

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Presentation Transcript

The Curious WriterBy Bruce Ballenger

Textbook Review

By Cole Gustafson

11/18/10 A.D.

Every century or so, a book comes along that challenges everything we thinkweknow about the world…

Sorry, I meant the good one…

No, I meant the really good one…

  • But seriously…

And not to be forgotten…

This is the story of one of those types of books… but first:

Funky Boom Boom Dance Interlude

Sorry, where were we? Oh yes, the greatest textbook ever made…


“A work so provocative that I now consider myself tri-curious.”

The New York Review of Books

“Bruce Ballenger has only one thing left to say, ‘You’re Welcome, World.’”

The Atlantic Monthly

“A mythology unto itself. I can’t wait for the prequel to come out.”

J.K. Rowling

“The Curious Writer makes my commas come off.”

Cormac McCarthy

Vital Statistics

  • 3rd Edition

  • Divided into 14 Chapters

  • 715 pages

  • 4 Helpful Appendices (The Writing Portfolio, The Literature Review, The Annotated Bibliography, The Essay Exam).

  • A Complete Grammatical Handbook (close to 100 pages of topics dealing with everything from parallel sentences to restrictive modifiers to tips for ESL Writers– shout out to Ari and L-Dub here, Hey guys!)

  • The “Concise” Edition is $46 on Amazon

  • The “Brief” Edition is $75 (a difference of 300 pages between the two). These are paperback copies. Not quite as cool as the hardback going around right now.


This is the part of the presentation where Cole talks about some of the specific features of the textbook. This segment is not as nearly as exciting as the previous parts nor the parts to follow so you are encouraged to nod your head in feigned wonder and light ‘em if you got ‘em. Also, feel free to ponder how awesome The Black Eyed Peas are.

Rachel, I give it this many Supernova Stars

Yes, really, that many stars. In fact, so infatuated am I that I’ve decided to take things to the next level…

Cole Love The Curious Writer

For more titillating review or to make a donation, please go to’s Graduate Fund

  • Login