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I am disappointed that I have to give this book such a low ating because I was hoping for so much The thing that is most troublesome Dickerson is an excellent writer The story flowed without and chunky plot or dialogue and it was very eadable In fact if it had been fiction I would have probably given it a four I wouldn t hesitate if it had been fiction I would have probably given it "a four I wouldn t hesitate pick up a novel by this author even after this book I also like the " four I wouldn t hesitate pick up a novel by this author even after this book I also like the look at how a company is the best in the world at what it does Hallmark Cards actually works I would have enjoyed a book that focused on them That s Two stars for this memoir about David Dickerson s short career at Hallmark Cards One of two things would have had to happen for me to give this book a
Higher Rating Either I 
rating Either I have to like Dickerson or the story about Hallmark should have been interesting This is all despite the fact that I think Dickerson is a good writer his prose are eadable clear precise and conciseAs to the former the author came across to me as a self absorbed whiner who was socially and professionally shunned time and time again but never once thought to himself Maybe it s me Well David I think it was you And as for his virginitysexualityweird girlfriend issues I found them boring The Hallmark part of the memoir seemed to be colored so much by the chip on Dickerson s shoulder that it made me think that I wasn t getting a good view of this fabled American institution What a fascinating industry supplying the sentiment for people s personal communications So much could have been delved into if in fact Dickerson would have made this to be about Hallmark I Essays One received this book as a Firstreads giveaway book When I first got the book in the mail I was excited to get into the book Two positive endorsement uotes printed on the top of the front cover piued my interest One was from a Wall Street Journaleviewer who called the book wickedly funny The other uote was from Mike Reiss longtime writer for The Simpsons and an author of kids books that I ve always found clever and funny Reiss s endorsement was enough for me to be interested Reiss liked the book To borrow from my own eview supra maybe it s me but I don t thin. A hilarious and honest memoir by an ex greeting card writer ex virgin fundamentalist and current This American Life contributor When David Dickerson landed his dream job at Hallm. .

K so Belle and I ead books together before bed and because she has specific tastes in books we usually end up eading narrative non fiction It works best for our purposes I m not sure how she found this book but with 2 atings so far it must ve been in a pretty dark corner of the internet But what a ide it isThis is the story of an awkward nerdy evangelical Christian man who becomes a Hallmark greeting card writer He seems the perfect fit he writes hyming poems and cryptic crosswords for fun He S One Of s one of people But everything does not proceed swimmingly in DAVID S LIFE HE UESTIONS HIS PURPOSE IN LIF s life He uestions his purpose in lif of Cards is about many things
Cards Humor Puzzles Creativity 
humor puzzles creativity sex and eligion David Ellis Dickerson winds up getting what seems like his dream job at Hallmark He thinks that because he s a puzzle lover having proposed to his girlfriend via crossword puzzle and because he s passionate about cards that it ll be a perfect fit He introduces eaders to a world of categories and subcategories for holidays you ve heard of and holidays you haven t but the heart of this book is Dickerson s story of figuring out who he is as separate from his father his fianc and most especially who he grew up thinking he would beHe finds that he doesn t uite fit in with the culture of Hallmark getting eprimanded for walking around and talking too much He esorts to curious and creative ways of making his brain work the way it needs to the most hilarious of which has him lying under a desk in a conference oom with his notepad while a woman walks in and starts to set up a meeting Any writer or other creative person will unfortunately identify with the outlandish lengths he ll go to to create the perfect environment for writing even going so far as to endanger his job in order to get his job doneMeanwhile he s a 26 year old virgin Then a 27 year old and 28 year old and 29 year old virgin one who is curious about sex but has been the one to instigate the wait until he and Jane are married When they finally decide to get it on the esults are only comic in a tragic ironic kind of way the poignancy of his wanting to draw a bath for his beloved which Ark writing greeting cards he discovered his limited life experience as a fundamentalist aised 26 year old virgin left him woefully unprepared for the worldly sentiments he was. He pointedly efuses is powerful He writes I had been so well trained as a Christian that it was actually impossible for me to believe that fun sex might be important His attempts to stay with what he thinks is ight and be true to his longings have him hiring a prostitute but only so is ight and be true to his longings have him hiring a prostitute but only so can feel her up yes eally What ensues can definitely be described as comicMy biggest problem with the book was a one page turnaround from his lifelong faith and be described as comicMy biggest problem with the book was a one page turnaround from his lifelong faith and to eligion to becoming an atheist Perhaps it was as dramatic and immediate as it s presented on the page but it struck me as abrupt especially from someone who has obviously considered his own faith converting from an evangelical Christian to a Catholic Like a lot of people I suspect I used to want to work at Hallmark It just seemscreative and fulfilling but also super easy This was a pretty fascinating view into that forgotten childhood dream of mine There was also a spiritual journey story arc that I enjoyed but thought was kind of underdeveloped Then there s the sexual journey aspect whichI found it pretty funny but it seems to have failed to amuse other GoodreadersI dunno how you could ead the prostituteHandel s Messiah story with a straight face though This memoir isn t incredibly flattering to the author he s fairly self deprecating but it s especially unflattering to ex fianc e Jane I actually flipped back to the Acknowledgements when I got about three uarters way through to see if he had maybe apologized for airing all her dirty laundry like that Nope I mean I ealize Jane is a pseudonym but I m sure there s than a few people who know who she actually is they were engaged for three years and I can T IMAGINE BEING IN A LONG TERM RELATIONSHIP WITH imagine being in a long term elationship with and having them nationally publish the most personal and awkward part of the elationship like that I don t mind TMI but it feels a little suicky when it s kiss and tell Actually I went through a similar thought process back when I was pondering how the ex of the Eat Pray Love chick must feel though that book evealed almost nothing about himOH WELL it was an entirely entertaining ead And free My first first eads win of 2011. Expected to deliver Here Dickerson chronicles his bumpy and hilarious journey to elatively modern single guy confronting his past his beliefs his elationships and his virginity. ,


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    Free read House of Cards [EBOOK ✓ House of Cards] by David Ellis Dickerson – chiangshistory.org I thought this might be an interesting book about what it is like to write greeting cards for a living While there is a bit of that here working for Hallmark in the mid 1990's was both prosaic and weird than you'd expect mostly this is just about DaveAnd Dave's problems He's a relapsed evangelical Christian He's been engaged to his girlfriend for six years and they remain faithful even though for three of those years she

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