Tuesday, June 02, 2009


Working With Words: Now Out In Paperback

We were charmed to learn recently that a newly published comprehensive guidebook to Cleveland mentioned this blog as a valuable resource of information about the town. We knew the guidebook's author, veteran Cleveland writer Douglas Trattner, only by his familiar byline, which has appeared over a wide assortment of fine articles around town for a number of years. Thus, we were doubly charmed to stumble over his brief description of WWW: "This sharply written blog by Cleveland-based journalist John Ettorre casts a wide, humorous net around topics as varied as local politics, business, fiction, sports and current events." We also liked the company we found ourselves in: the other two Cleveland-centric blogs he mentioned, Brewedfreshdaily and Writes Like She Talks, are operated by longtime friends of this establishment, George Nemeth and Jill Miller Zimon. In a bit of exquisite timing, given the Cavs' collapse this weekend, the book includes a brief section on "Cleveland Sports: Hope, Heartache, and Wait Till Next Year." Anyway, for those who are interested, the new book is available on Amazon.com. I happened to find a copy in the local Border's.

8 Comments:

At 10:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations!

Neve

 
At 10:28 PM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

Kinda cool, Neve, huh? I must admit, the purist in me would have taken little or no joy in the mention if it was't a good book, or one of those formulaic, hastily thrown together travel books that sprout up like mushrooms after a warm rain. But this is really a nicely written, beautifully designed and illustrated book by a guy who knows and loves the town, and it shows in the product. Hats off to Doug. I hope you'll send some love his way as well.

 
At 3:19 PM, Blogger Diane Vogel Ferri said...

congrats! Well -deserved and a little bit of grace thrown in too.

 
At 3:21 PM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

You said it, Diane. Grace is precisely the right word.

 
At 10:28 PM, Blogger Michelle O'Neil said...

Congrats John!

 
At 10:56 PM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

Thanks, Soul Lady.

 
At 4:05 PM, Blogger Mulduner said...

Very nice! Congrats!

 
At 4:07 PM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

Doug, we love commenters around here. But first-time commenters are even more precious. Thanks for visiting.

 

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