More Than Penny Candy

More Than Penny Candy

by Dolly Withrow

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BN ID: 2940015803815
Publisher: Quarrier Press
Publication date: 11/27/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Dolly Withrow is the author of three previous books: “From the Grove to the Stars” (the history of West Virginia State College), “The Confident Writer” (a grammar-based writing textbook for college students and writers in general), and “More than Penny Candy” (an essay collection). A columnist for The Jackson Herald and The Charleston Daily Mail, Dolly has won numerous writing awards, including a national award and the first-place award for her columns entered in the West Virginia Press Association’s competition.

A retired English professor and grammarian, Dolly has taught for the University of Iowa’s world-famous Summer Writing Festival. Since 1987, she has presented writing workshops for Fortune 500 companies, governments, and organizations. A popular public speaker, she spoke to the West Virginia Press Association members. As a result, she was invited to speak to the New York Press Association.

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More than Penny Candy 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
There is an art in writing personal essays, and Dolly Withrow has mastered it. If you enjoy ironic comments on the fads and fashions of the day, like body piercing and cell phones, you will find plenty to smile at in More than Penny Candy. If you like to laugh out loud, Dolly can do that too. She can even raise a tear. I¿ve never even been to Appalachia, but this collection made me nostalgic for a not quite vanished rural past. Most of these short pieces were originally published in The Jackson Herald, and now they have been collected into a book that everybody can enjoy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a delightful book. It's full of the author's wit and wisdom. Withrow also has an Apple Orchard book that is full of fun and nostalgia. They make great gifts!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was my first introduction to Dolly Withrow's books. I'd read her columns in local newspapers and heard her read essays on Public Radio, so I knew she could put a humorous spin on our Appalachian culture of 1940s. In 'Penny Candy' Dolly combines her memories of an era that we'll never know again, with biting commentary on today's society. It is pure pleasure to curl up with 'Penny Candy' and a cup of tea as I travel back in time with her. A real treat that I read over and over.