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For Those About to Write

How I Learned to Love Books and Why I Had to Write Them

by Dave Bidini

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list price: $12.99
edition:Paperback
published: Oct 2007
ISBN:9780887767692
publisher: Tundra
Description

Dave Bidini’s quirky personal path to becoming a writer (as well as a well-known rock musician and sports enthusiast) began when he was very young and loved to pick at the typewriter.

About the Author

Dave Bidini's first book, published in 1998, was the popular and critically acclaimed On a Cold Road, about what it's like to tour Canada in a rock 'n' roll band. He has since written four more books, Tropic of Hockey (2001), Baseballissimo (2004), For Those About to Rock (2004) and The Best Game You Can Name (2005). When he is not writing or traveling the world, Bidini is rhythm guitarist for the Rheostatics. He also starred in the Gemini Award-winning film The Hockey Nomad. Dave Bidini lives with his wife and two children in Toronto.

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Contributor Notes

Author and musician Dave Bidini is the only person to have been nominated for a Gemini, Genie and Juno as well CBC's Canada Reads. A founding member of Rheostatics, he has written 10 books, including On a Cold RoadTropic of HockeyAround the World in 57 1/2 Gigs, and Home and Away. He has made two Gemini Award-nominated documentaries and his play, the Five Hole Stories, was staged by One Yellow Rabbit Performance Company, touring the country in 2008. His third book, Baseballissimo, is being developed for the screen by Jay Baruchel, and, in 2010, he won his third National Magazine Award, for "Travels in Narnia." He writes a weekly column for the Saturday Post and, in 2011, he published his latest book, Writing Gordon Lightfoot

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
10 to 100
Grade:
5 to 17
Editorial Review

Praise for For Those About to Rock:

“Equal parts career guide and history lesson, For Those About to Rock tells not only how to get where you’re going, but where it all came from in the first place.”
The Globe and Mail

“… Enormously readable … filled with first-person insights and useful information and peppered with the kind of trivia that appeals to even the nonmusical.”
The Gazette

“This is an extraordinarily entertaining volume for kids of all ages….”
Edmonton Journal

“One of ‘two books every Canadian musician must read.’”
–Long and McQuade

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