This Heartfelt Story Is About The Lengths One Man Will Go To And The Risks He Will Take To Save His Family But Dan Doesn T Just Want To Save His Failing Bookstore And His Family S Finances He Wants To Do Something SpecialDan Is An Obsessive List Maker His Story Unfolds Entirely In His Lists, Which Are Brimming With Dan S Hilarious Sense Of Humor, Unique World View, And Deeply Personal Thoughts When Read In Full, His Lists Paint A Picture Of A Man Struggling To Be A Man, A Man Who Has Reached A Point Where He S Willing To Do Anything For The Love Of His Life
Matthew Dicks is the internationally bestselling author of the novels Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend, Something Missing, Unexpectedly, Milo, The Perfect Comeback of Caroline Jacobs, and the upcoming novels The Other Mother and Cardboard Knight, as well as the nonfiction Storyworthy Engage, Teach, Persuade, and Change Your Life Through the Art of Storytelling His novels have been translated intothan 25 languages worldwide Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend was the 2014 Dolly Gray Award winner and was nominated for a 2017 Nutmeg Award in Connecticut Matthew was also awarded first prize in 2016 and second prize in 2017 in the Magazine Humorous Column category by the CT Society of Professional Journalists He is also the author of the rock opera The Clowns and the musicals Caught in the Middle, Sticks Stones, and Summertime He has written comic books for Double Take comics He is a columnist for Seasons magazine and has published work in Reader s Digest, The Hartford Courant, Parents magazine, The Huffington Post, and The Christian Science Monitor He was awarded first prize for opinion writing in 2015 by the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists When not hunched over a computer screen, Matthew fills his days as an elementary school teacher, a storyteller, a speaking coach, a blogger, a wedding DJ, a minister, a life coach, and a Lord of Sealand He has been teaching for 20 years and is a former West Hartford Teacher of the Year and a finalist for Connecticut Teacher of the Year.Matthew is a 35 time Moth StorySLAM champion and 5 time GrandSLAM champion whose stories have been featured on their nationally syndicated Moth Radio Hour and their weekly podcast He has also told stories for This American Life, TED, The Colin McEnroe Show, The Story Collider, The Liar Show, Literary Death Match, The Mouth, and many others He has performed in such venues as the Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Wilbur Theater, The Academy of Music in North Hampton, CT, The Bynam Theater of Pittsburgh, The Bell House in NYC, The Lebanon Opera House, Boston University, and Infinity Hall in Hartford, CT.He is a regular guest on several Slate podcasts, including The Gist, where he teaches storytelling.Matthew is also the co founder and creative director of Speak Up, a Hartford based storytelling organization that produces shows throughout New England He teaches storytelling and public speaking to individuals, corporations, and school districts around the world He has most recently taught at Yale University, The University of Connecticut Law School, Purdue University, The Connecticut Historical Society, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Miss Porter s School, The Berkshire School, and Graded School in Sao Paulo, Brazil Matthew is the creator and co host of Boy vs Girl, a podcast about gender and gender stereotypes Matthew is married to friend and fellow teacher, Elysha, and they have two children, Clara and Charlie He grew up in the small town of Blackstone, Massachusetts, where he made a name for himself by dying twice before the age of eighteen and becoming the first student in his high school to be suspended for inciting riot upon himself.
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