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****Snoopy's Guide to the Writing Life

edited by Barnaby Conrad and Monte Schulz

Reviewed February 1, 2003.
Writer’s Digest Books, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2002.  188 pages.
A Sonderbooks’ Stand-out of 2003:  #3, Other Nonfiction

Everyone agrees that writing is lonely work.  Here’s a book to let writer’s know that they are not, in fact, alone.  And any writer will feel encouraged about his work after reading Snoopy’s enchantingly bad efforts.

This book includes more than 180 Peanuts comic strips featuring Snoopy’s writing.  Interspersed between the comics are bits of writing advice from over 30 well-known writers.  The book is set up to be the perfect gift for writers, and it is exactly that, sure to bring a smile.  Non-writers who are fans of Snoopy’s work will also enjoy it.  In fact, if you aren’t lucky enough to receive this book as a gift, I suggest you do as I did and buy a copy for yourself.  Definitely a keeper!

Reviews of other books about the work of Charles Schulz:
The Complete Peanuts: 1950 to 1952
The Complete Peanuts: 1953 to 1954
The Complete Peanuts: 1955 to 1956
The Complete Peanuts: 1967 to 1968
The Complete Peanuts: 1969 to 1970
The Complete Peanuts: 1971 to 1972
The Complete Peanuts: 1973 to 1974
The Complete Peanuts: 1999 to 2000
Peanuts: The Art of Charles M. Schulz,
edited by Chip Kidd

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