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Do You Know:
•A good reason to be phobic about oysters and olives?
•That you can step inside a roaring coal furnace and feet cool?
•That Jesus had an older brother?
•How shutting your mouth can help you avoid brain surgery?
•How to avoid cow-pies during your baptism?
•How to survive in the winter wilderness with only a fishing pole and a sausage?
knows the answers to these
things and more.
And once you have read about Chris Crutcher's life as a dateless, broken-toothed, scabbed-over, God-fearing dweeb, and once you have contemplated his ascension to the buckskin-upholstered throne of the King of the Mild Frontier, you will close this book, close your eyes and hold it to your chest, and say, "I, too, can be an author."
Hell, anyone can.
Chris Crutcher is the critically acclaimed author of six young adult novels and a collection of short stories, all of which were selected as ALA Best Books for Young Adults. Drawing on his experience as a family therapist and child protection specialist, Crutcher writes honestly about real issues facing teenagers today: making it through school, competing in sports, handling rejection and failure, and dealing with parents. Chris Crutcher lives in Spokane, Washington.