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David Henry Sterry
Works at The Book Doctors
Lives in New Jersy
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We first met Cathy Salit when she had an idea for a book. As the CEO of Performance of a Li...
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one of my heroes: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: The Khans Are America’s Wake-Up Call http://time.com/4435544/kareem-abdul-jabbar-khizr-khan/ 
'The Khan family reinvigorated me for the fight to defeat Donald Trump'
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When you go out to eat & no one will feed you
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Pray to whatever God you believe in that America is not wiping its ass with this for the next four years
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Our main man #Kwame Alexander nominated for National Book Awards for his awesome novel Booked http://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/the-national-book-awards-longlist-young-peoples-literature-2016 #WeNeedDiverseBooks 
The contenders for the 2016 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature include a widely varied assortment of stories and novels.
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When u grew up there was still slavery b**! "When I grew up things weren't called racist" Clint Eastwood on Trump http://ow.ly/Zez6100giLH
"When I grew up, those things weren't called racist": Clint Eastwood on why he's voting for Donald Trump http://www.salon.com/2016/08/04/when_i_grew_up_those_things_werent_called_racist_clint_eastwood_on_why_hes_voting_for_donald_trump/ 
"Secretly everybody's getting tired of political correctness, kissing up," he said, "we're in a pussy generation"
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Trump’s business career is a long, long list of bankruptcies, defaults, and deceptions.
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Writer, book doctor, activist, muckraker, performer
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David Henry Sterry is an author, performer, book doctor, activist, and muckraker. David is the author of 13 books, the first of which was published in 2001. Prior to becoming an author, David was a professional actor and screenwriter. Satchel Sez; The Wit, Wisdom & World of Leroy Satchel Paige (Crown, 2001). Picked by the ALA as one of the best books of the year for teens. Chicken: Self-Portrait of a Young Man for Rent (ReganBooks, 2002). A San Francisco Chronicle bestseller. Sold into nine countries. Under option by Showtime for a TV series. “Sterry writes with comic brio… [he] honed a vibrant outrageous writing style and turned out this studiously wild souvenir of a checkered past.”--Janet Maslin, The New York Times “Stunning… Sterry's prose fizzes like fireworks. Every page crackles… Very easy and exciting to read--as laconic as Dashiell Hammett, as viscerally hallucinogenic as Hunter S Thompson. Sex, violence, drugs, love, hate, and great writing all within a single wrapper. What more could you possibly ask for?” –The Irish Times Putting Your Passion into Print (Workman, 2005). Based on the Stanford Workshop created by himself and his wife, former agent and author, Arielle Eckstut. “Before you write your own book, read this one first. Arielle Eckstut and David Sterry understand the process of publishing. Their advice will help you envision and frame your work so that publishers will be more likely to perceive its value.” –Jonathan Karp, Publisher, 12 Books “This book demystifies the process of getting published and is a must-have for every aspiring writer with a dream to see his or her passion in print. With input from agents, editors, and writers, this book is thorough, forthright, and importantly, also quite entertaining.”--Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner Travis & Freddy’s Adventures in Vegas (Dutton, 2006). Written under the pseudonym Henry Johnson. “This is a winner.”— Library Journal LittleMissMatched’s Pajama Party in a Box (Workman, 2007) LittleMissMatched’s Fabulous Marvelous Me (Workman, 2007) LittleMissMatched’s The Writer in Me (Workman, 2008) LittleMissMatched’s The Artist in Me (Workman, 2008) LittleMissMatched is a company dedicated to inspiring creativity and self-expression in girls of all ages. These books, created with David’s wife, Arielle Eckstut, have been sold everywhere from FAO Schwarz to Toys R Us to Disneyland. Master of Ceremonies: A True Story of Love, Murder, Rollerskates and Chippendales (Canongate/Grove-Atlantic).   “Master of Ceremonies is dizzying, tender, and… resplendent with seedy glamour, hilarious backstage madness, and unflinching honesty.”--Library Journal  Hos, Hookers, Call Girls and Rent-Boys: Professionals writing on Life, Love, Money & Sex (Soft Skull, 2009). Now in its third printing after only 6 weeks in print. “Eye-opening, astonishing, brutally honest and frequently funny… unpretentious and riveting — but also graphic, politically incorrect and mostly unquotable in this newspaper.”—The New York Times Sunday Book Review (front page review) The Glorious World Cup: A Balls-Out Guide (Dutton) The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published (Workman, 2011) Confessions of a Sex Maniac (Kismet, 2012) Henry Miller Award finalist David is unique as an author in that he brings together his love for the written word with his love for performance. In his life as an actor, he performed with everyone from Milton Berle to Will Smith to Michael Caine to Zippy the Chimp. He performed in over 750 commercials, including 4 Clio winners, starred in HBO's Emmy Award-winning Encyclopedia, and emceed at Chippendale's in New York City. As a screenwriter, he wrote for Disney, Fox and Nickelodeon. After his memoir, Chicken, was published, David put his performance and playwriting skills to work and wrote and performed a one-man show based on the book. After a highly praised debut in San Francisco (the chief theater critic for the San Francisco Chronicle said, “Richly entertaining and thought-provoking… Speaks cleverly and provocatively to anyone who's ever been or had a child.”), David took his one-man show to Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival where it was named the #1 play in the UK by The Independent week after week. For each and every book David publishes, he puts together a unique and robust publicity and marketing plan which utilizes his performance skills. Examples include: - A 6-hour workshop on how to get published at Stanford University - A high concept event like “The Art of the Memoir” which he’s done everywhere from City Lights to the Strand to the 92nd St Y - A cutting-edge reading series like “Sex Worker Literati”, which has become a sold-out monthly event at Happy Ending Lounge in NYC David also makes sure to stay in the public eye between book publications through blogging for the Huffington Post, writing for other people’s anthologies (his story in San Francisco Noir was a finalist for the Henry Miller Award), and writing for publications such as The London Times, The San Francisco Chronicle and Penthouse. Due to his PR efforts, David has been featured in dozens and dozens of media outlets including: The New York Times, The London Times, The LA Times, The Washington Post, New York Magazine, Details Magazine, BBC, NPR's Morning and Weekend Edition and Talk of the Nation.  David has taught at Stanford University, University of New Orleans, Reed College, UCLA, SF State, and the US Department of Justice. He’s assisted lawyers, models, architects, and writers to present themselves and their ideas with clarity and passion.  He’s also helped many amateur writers become professional authors. He's worked as a chicken, a chicken fryer, a master of ceremonies, a soda jerk, a cherry picker, a poet, a building inspector, a telephone solicitationist, a limo driver, a barker, an industrial sex technician, and a marriage counselor. He graduated from Reed College, and loves his cat, his girls, and any sport involving a ball.
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New Jersy
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America Mutherf*cker - Everywhere
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Writer, book doctor, performer, activist, muckraker
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  • The Book Doctors
    Chief Creative Officer, Founder, Head Writer, 2010 - present
  • Soft Skull Press
    Writer, present
  • Workman Publishing Company
    Writer, 2005 - 2013
  • Canongate
    Writer, 2005 - 2011
  • HarperCollins
    Writer, 2001 - 2007
  • Penguin Books
    Writer, 2005 - 2011
  • The Walt Disney Company
    Writer, 1995 - 1997
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Why Prostitution Can Make More Sense Than Working at Walmart. There's a definite sociological pecking order when it comes to employment. By

10 Signs You Went To Reed College
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The Exciting Weekend of a Sex and Love Addict
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LGBT talent highlighted on packed Litquake slate
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Book Review - Mort Morte by David Henry Sterry - The Write Place
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American Indian Group Puts the Racism of Some Sports Logos Into Context
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The National Congress of American Indians has recently come out with a hard-hitting poster framing the context of how degrading, insulting a

Revealed: Qatar's World Cup 'slaves'
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Exclusive: Abuse and exploitation of migrant workers preparing emirate for 2022 World Cup construction 'will leave 4,000 migrant workers dea

Soccer in crisis is merely way of world
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If English soccer were a psychiatric patient, it would never be off the couch. Add to this, the players having personal crises - should I bu

Making a point about dull, scoreless soccer games
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Making a point about dull, scoreless soccer games Why would anyone pay money or spend time watching a sporting contest that ends in zero sco

The Domino Effect
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Does one thing really lead to another? For better or worse, it often does.

WAIT, I'm Not Dead, I'm Just Over 50
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The first time I read Harry Potter I remember thinking how cool would it be to have an invisibility cloak? And then I turned 50 and voila, m

David Henry Sterry: Bob Calhoun Dishes the Dirt on Comicon, Star Trek, M...
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I first met Bob Calhoun when we were on the same bill at one of the greatest literary dives in America, the Edinburgh Castle, deep in the se

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If you like being a piece of sausage in a sausage factory, go see this jerk. I waited over an hour and fifteen minutes. Then I only got to see his slick minion. Willis never even graced me with his presence. The minion told me to make an appointment for the next week, but the schedulers refused. STAY AWAY FROM DR. WILLIS!
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This is a beautiful bookstore. Great knowledgeable staff, friendly people, fantastic selection. & anything they don't don't have they can get quick. World class authors come to do events. We've seen everyone from Laura Schenone to Julie Andrews. Watchung Booksellers rocks!
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