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    "Mr. Wickett is that rarely heard from but best of all possible reviewers - the dedicated and knowledgeable fan. He writes clean-cutting and fresh reviews that represent a sensibility unspoiled by over-exposure to the biz of books, but deeply in love with them." Daniel Woodrell, author, Winter's Bone
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    "Dan Wickett is a reader's best friend. Not only does he read and trenchantly review new work, but he looks back to books that deserve ongoing readership. I've lost track of the number of times he's led me to boks that I overlooked (or never knew about), and that were a delight. There aren't many reviewers I will let shape my library, but Dan Wickett is one." Erin McGraw, author, The Baby Tree

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    May 21, 2007


    Kaytie M. Lee

    Woo hoo! Clearly you've made it, Dan! You're someone to contend with--the proof is in the potshots. Of course, I've always known it.

    Chris Bryson

    All the article does is prove they've never read any of your reviews.

    I also like how they judge people by jobs they used to have.

    If someone did that with me, they'd wonder why someone from the pet's department at WalMart decided to become a writer.

    Just a good example of the failing elite flailing to stay elite.

    Sean Ferrell

    Clearly all your insightful reviews were written for you by someone who isn't connected to the automotive industry. 'Fess up, Dan. You're a front, aren't you?

    Dan Wickett

    Well, my kids do like to read and are certainly opinionated. Hmmm...

    Rebecca Kanner

    From Quality-Control Manager for a Car Parts Maker to “guy from car parts?” At least a little editing has to be employed in attempting to degrade your work. No editing would be needed for me. I’ve worked as a commercial claims examiner for a company that insured tractor-trailers, a clerk at Kentucky Fried Chicken, a bookseller at Mall of America, a busgirl (unfortunately also at Mall of America, in the former Camp Snoopy), a waitress, and (for less than a day) a telemarketer working on commission for a company whose goal was to sell garbage bags made by handicapped people to anyone listed in the yellow pages. Now, when I tell people I’m a freelance-writer, they often look at me like I’ve just admitted to getting to third base with my first cousin.

    I am thankful to have recently gotten an MFA in creative writing from Washington University. But I wouldn’t let not having one keep me from expressing my opinions about the written word. I could tell you why I liked or didn’t like something before I went to grad school, and I was always more than happy to do so.

    Thanks for bringing attention to little-known writers like myself with your great reviews.

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