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Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Dungeons and Dragons: One Woman's Quest to Trade Self-Help for Elf-Help

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ISBN13: 9780786957750
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Who would have thought that the answers to life's biggest questions can all be found in the greatest role-playing game of all time? Shelly Mazzanoble, that's who! With her signature wit and down-to-earth writing style, Shelly heads down the self-help aisle, exploring universal issues surrounding careers, romance, spirituality, and many more, drawing hilarious yet surprisingly insightful lessons from D&D. For anyone who has ever contemplated a twenty-sided die, this book will make you laugh out loud — and leave you thinking about Dungeons & Dragons and gamer culture in a whole new way.

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"The writing style is quick and light with a good amount of witty banter to keep it flying high....If you're a Dungeons and Dragons player, male or female, you'll be entertained by this book." Gamers Daily News

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"Everything I Need To Know I Learned From Dungeons & Dragons by Shelly Mazzanoble is a wonderful take on a how-to book on life that centers around Dungeons & Dragons." GeekMom.com

Synopsis:

With tongue-in-cheek humor, the creator of the award-winning Confessions of a Part-Time Sorceress takes on the self-help section, proving that the benefits of the Dungeons & Dragons® game goes far beyond simple entertainment.

About the Author

Shelly Mazzanoble is the author of Confessions of a Part-Time Sorceress and writes a monthly column for Dragon® magazine. Her short stories and essays have appeared in the Seattle Times, Carve, Whetstone, Skirt!, and SomeOtherMagazine.com. Originally from Upstate New York and a graduate of Ithaca College, she now lives in Seattle with a bipolar cat and sometimes a foster dog.

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Nulaanne, January 16, 2014 (view all comments by Nulaanne)
This book has been on my reading list for a while, and while I said that the first book of the year that I was going to read was going to be The Name of the Rose with my recovery I needed to start out with something not so intimidating. OMG where to start with this book, maybe a little background on me. I started playing D&D when I was in my late teens, I still play D&D, I love D&D. That is enough about me. On to the book.

I started reading this late a night, then in the morning I took it to the laundry mat with me. NOT a good thing for me to do that day. Why? I had ear buds in, reading the book and I was laughing so hard that I had tears rolling down my face. The other people in the laundry were all looking at me like I was possessed. In the book she starts each chapter with a conversation with her mother, and what self help book that she has sent Shelly that week. She talks about life, going out side the comfort zone, and of course D&D.

I no longer have the book in my possession, a friend of mine has borrowed it. Then when I get it back my son wants to read it. Read this book if you like funny, D&D, memoirs, funny but do not eat or drink anything when reading it. Remember ale out the nose is not fun and it hurts.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780786957750
Subtitle:
One Woman's Quest to Trade Self-Help for Elf-Help
Author:
Mazzanoble, Shelly
Publisher:
Wizards of the Coast
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy
Subject:
Role Playing Games-Dungeons and Dragons
Subject:
Role Playing Games-Miscellaneous Games
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20110931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.26 x 5.15 x 0.57 in 0.48 lb

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"Review" by , "The writing style is quick and light with a good amount of witty banter to keep it flying high....If you're a Dungeons and Dragons player, male or female, you'll be entertained by this book."
"Review" by , "Everything I Need To Know I Learned From Dungeons & Dragons by Shelly Mazzanoble is a wonderful take on a how-to book on life that centers around Dungeons & Dragons."
"Synopsis" by , With tongue-in-cheek humor, the creator of the award-winning Confessions of a Part-Time Sorceress takes on the self-help section, proving that the benefits of the Dungeons & Dragons® game goes far beyond simple entertainment.
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