More Than Penny Candy

More Than Penny Candy

by Dolly Withrow

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Beautifully packaged and meticulously written, the slender volume contains gems of essays that readers in many states have already praised.

The judges of the West Virginia Press Association wrote, "Dolly Withrow was the clear winner [first-place award, 2000]. Her [essays] are bitingly funny and extremely well written. What a joy to read!"

Publisher of "The Jackson Herald," Mike Ruben wrote, "Dolly is an artist at the computer keyboard. An expert grammarian with an Erma Bombeck style of humor, Dolly and her popular columns have drawn new subscribers."

Packed with wit, wisdom, and nostalgia, "More than Penny Candy" is sure to delight every armchair traveler, any lover of a good read. The author works language in the same way a world-renowned violinist plays a Stradivarius. In "Penny Candy" she lures her readers into a world now gone and enlivens it with powerful descriptive skills. While scenes from the '40s and '50s are brought to life, today's society is painted with a broad satiric brush that elicits sidesplitting laughter. Little wonder her prose has won both statewide and national awards.

Product Details

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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