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Don't Read This!

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Editorial Reviews

Pamela Thomasson
This book is lighthearted yet serious. Humorous yet truthful. It explores the depth of the human soul while examining the parallels of life " Dont read this" is one man's journey.. The feelings expressed on behalf of the author are thought provoking and enlightening. I have truly enjoyed reading this book and identifying with the struggles that Charlie has faced in his own life and in the life of others. I also think "Dont read this" is a testimony of faith, hope, devotion, and most of all Love.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011818660
  • Publisher: Charlie McGuire
  • Publication date: 10/7/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 115
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Charles "Nobody" McGuire began writing after his middle school Literature teacher set a rose on her desk and asked everyone to write a poem about it. Up until then he had slept through most of those classes. That one occurrence sparked something inside him that has continued throughout his life with many changes and phases. Early on his writings were of innocence and love even during a long battle with alcohol, beginning in his teens and continuing into his late twenties. Unfortunately, those writings are lost. They were traded to waitresses at local bars for drinks.

After a death experience at twenty-one his writing took a turn toward the heavens, a deeper more spiritual tone though his alcoholism continued. The battle with the alcohol raged on until his deliverance in his early thirties.

Many of those writings were divinely influenced. Within two to three days he would encounter the person they were meant for, sometimes within moments.

His first book "Don't Read This!" is a compilation of those writings and of other life experiences. Several of those writings have won national poetry awards and touched the hearts and lives of many across a span of thirty plus years. Upon completion of the first draft of "Don't Read This!" friends and colleagues suggested the stories behind those poems and short stories to be included in the book. That gave birth to the second section of "Don't Read This!" which gave it a new dimension.

Charlie, as he would prefer to be called acquired the pen name "Nobody" after a dear friend, a pastor fondly introduced him as such (read back cover of Don't Read This!) Out of love and admiration for his friend he took on the pseudo name as his pen name.

A second book is in the making, the title... "Don't Read This Either!" Its contents... yet to be known.
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  • Posted December 4, 2010

    Soulful insight

    Wonderful book for the intelligent ADD reader. Pick up the book, read a section for 15 min, and you will have something to chew on for a week. Very insightful perspective on everyday situations and people we encounter everyday. Refreshing, and ego free.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2011


    Don't listen to the cover..e and my 12 yearold daughter loved this book!!!

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  • Posted January 30, 2011

    A "Must Read This"

    This book has a powerful message with lifelong lessons. Trials in life make some retreat and triumphs can disillusion; this author has seen and experienced joy, pain, and hurt that has moved him in a unique way one should take time to consider. "Don't Read This" takes the reader on his journey through a poetic vehicle you don't want to miss. If life has you down and are in need of an "out of the ordinary" perspective, then "Don't Read This" is a "must read this" for you.

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  • Posted December 4, 2010

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    A Must Read for the Spiritually Bankrupt Individual

    I know Charlie McGuire personally. During the worst period of my life, Charlie became my friend and confidant. He spent hours on end listening to my tearful rants, confusion, doubts and questions about everything from computers to God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. Not once did he make me feel stupid, nor was he ever condescending. I, to this very day, speak of him as if he were sent to me by God Himself. for that is truly what I believe. He was my personal profit, speaking the Word of God to me in a way that no one had before or since. And all of this took place in front of my local gas station, while standing beneath the bug-infested fluorescents. Charlie came into my life and left just as suddenly, but I have and never will forget him. CathyBofNYC

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  • Posted October 25, 2010

    Must read,

    Charles Mcguire is one of the most thoughtful people i have met. Personally knowing him has led me to find his wonderful writtings. Personal thoughts and situations in someone elses mind really makes you think alot. To read his writtings and think about his outstanding thoughts is highly recommended. Some of his writtings has made me think and change a couple things i do in my life. He is truly amazing. You must read his current book. It could possibly make you think about a thing or two.

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  • Posted October 24, 2010

    Very deep and enlightening - you must check it out

    Heartfelt renderings of timelessness. The hidden covert lessons are welcomed from the thoughtful contemplation of tapestry writing.
    Mr. McGuire, author, is a prize in the making. A warior in his own right, sanctioned by the softness of a comforting billowy spirit.
    Thank you very much Mr. McGuire! (I mean 'nobody')

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    Posted November 22, 2010

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