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Indian Hill Press - Martha's Vineyard
Life Lesson
Book Photo   "I jot down and steal my best lines directly from everyday conversations I've overheard," confesses Daniel Waters in the foreword to Life Lessons, adding: "It's only a petty crime to sell people flowers picked from their own back yards." And so Volume 3 of the collected verses of D.A.W. resumes the author's journey through common human experience.

 Originally written for the Vineyard Gazette, Yankee Magazine, NPR, and numerous other publications, these short (mostly four-line) verses can be read like a journal, mapping the small highlights and lowlights of daily existence as they unfold in the kitchen, the living room, and the recesses of the brain. New England is a place of changing seasons and these are New England poems, tinged by awareness of what time of year it is. One "life lesson" unspoken yet evident throughout this book is that humor is the most effective, if least exalted, way to maintain one's dignity through life's indignities. Very little within these pages was penned without tongue in cheek.

 As with Volumes 1 and 2, each spread features a black-and-white linoleum-block illustration chosen from hundreds of hand-carved blockprints Mr. Waters has made over the years for his cards and magazine illustrations.
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 Life Lesson was offset-printed on acid-free Mohawk Superfine paper. Typographical design and illustrations are by the author; printing was done by the Tisbury Printer in Vineyard Haven. Size: 5.5 x 8.5 inches vertical. Thirty-five pages of text. Indian Hill Press, 2010.
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