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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….

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The curious writer by bruce ballenger

The Curious WriterBy Bruce Ballenger

Textbook Review

By Cole Gustafson

11/18/10 A.D.


The curious writer by bruce ballenger

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


The curious writer by bruce ballenger

Sorry, I meant the good one…


The curious writer by bruce ballenger

No, I meant the really good one…


The curious writer by bruce ballenger

  • But seriously…


The curious writer by bruce ballenger

And not to be forgotten…


The curious writer by bruce ballenger

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


Funky boom boom dance interlude

Funky Boom Boom Dance Interlude


The curious writer by bruce ballenger

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


Reviews

Reviews

“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

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.


Intermission

Intermission

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

Rachel, I give it this many Supernova Stars


The curious writer by bruce ballenger

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

Cole Love The Curious Writer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbYZ2HT9pPk


The curious writer by bruce ballenger

For more titillating review or to make a donation, please go to 8010.pbworks.com/Cole’s Graduate Fund


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