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Dinty W. Moore

The five questions for professor, writer, and editor Dinty Moore, who cites Steve Martin as a hero.

Site: Brevity

DOB: 11 August, 1955

What do you do:
I’m founder, editor, designer, development director, and office assistant for Brevity, an on-line magazine of concise literary nonfiction. On the side, I write books and teach college students to think.

Favorite Books:
A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters, Julian Barnes; Praying for Sheetrock, Melissa Fay Greene

Heroes:
Kurt Vonnegut, Steve Martin, Thich Nhat Hanh

What makes you laugh:
Outrageousness

Charity worth giving to:
Seva Foundation

Five words that sound good:
flabbergasted, donnybrook, folderol, parsnippany, boddhisatva
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