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FREE READ House of Cards ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub REVIEW Õ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Õ David Ellis Dickerson REVIEW House of Cards A hilarious and honest memoir by an ex greeting card writer ex virgin fundamentalist and current This American Life contributor When David Dickerson landed his dream job at Hallm. I am disappointed that I have to give this book such a low rating because I was hoping for so much The thing that is most troublesome Dickerson is an excellent writer The story flowed without and chunky plot or dialogue and it was very readable In fact if it had been fiction I would have probably given it a four I wouldn t hesitate to pick up a novel by this author even after this book I also like the inside look at how a company is the best in the world at what it does Hallmark Cards actually works I would have enjoyed a book that focused on them That said the problems I had with this memoir are manyFirst of all why the hell is a 20 something writing a memoir They haven t lived life yet and conseuently their insights come across as self indulgent tripe This book is no exception The title says he is a fundamentalist Christian but when the book starts he is long past that so it is a little deceptive Plus he is extremely dismissive of all conservative values as in he was an idiot who was brainwashed as a child who finally saw the light and became intelligent So if you hold conservative values you are admitting you are not very intelligent or at least not has smart as the authorThen there is the virginity thing He actually puts forward the Bill Clinton defense with a straight face I voted for the man twice but even I can t do that and I have never seen anyone else do it until now The Bill Clinton defense That is claiming not to have sexual relations you are just getting blow jobs That is an example of the nuanced intelligence you are supposed to get His girlfriend of six years had been living apart from him while attending grad school up north and she is extremely long suffering He rationalized the only way he bring himself closer to her would be to receive a handjob from a prostitute This is presented as an enlightened growth momentThen we get to see him at work both at his first job and then at Hallmark He tells story after story about his work experience but never seems to see it the way the rest of us do It reminded me of one of my old jobs We were teamed up with partners and one guy among us had been through 5 partners in uick succession always due to interpersonal problems that reuired an immediate transfer He ended up in my region paired up with a very successful and genuinely nice guy Inevitably they had problems which called for an intervention wherein this young man made the statement about his latest partner You have the same problem as my last five companions He never once thought Is it me All of Dickerson s work stories follow this pattern His boss seems to get frustrated for no reason and calls him on the carpet Instead of looking to change his behavior or at least realize that he was wrong he instead vilifies the complainer They just don t get him and he is awesome The system is screwed up not him This is a company who through many years of trial and error has made themselves the best in the world at what they do and they are the ones who just don t get it His way is better because he is him At one point there is a little bit of insight He watches himself on a video made on his 30th birthday and notices that he may have a few socialinterpersonal problems Instead of exploring that and actually gaining some real insight into his life he soon dismisses it as trivial and moves on All he needs to do is shave his head and get some colored shirts Trust me to uote Scott Adams that is like rotating the tires to fix a flatSo at the end I am frustrated You can clearly see Dickerson s talent as a writer he is very good I also loved the insights to how Hallmark achieves its success I think at the end I just found the author to self indulgent and to immature Liked I began if he switches to fiction I will be right there but this book just wasn t for me Shtetl The Life and Death of a Small Town and the World of Polish Jews plot or dialogue and it was very readable In fact if it had been fiction I would have Siete prioridades de la vida probably given it a four I wouldn t hesitate to Planets Stars and Orbs The Medieval Cosmos 1200 1687 pick up a novel by this author even after this book I also like the inside look at how a company is the best in the world at what it does Hallmark Cards actually works I would have enjoyed a book that focused on them That said the Little Raindrop problems I had with this memoir are manyFirst of all why the hell is a 20 something writing a memoir They haven t lived life yet and conseuently their insights come across as self indulgent tripe This book is no exception The title says he is a fundamentalist Christian but when the book starts he is long More Latin Readings past that so it is a little deceptive Plus he is extremely dismissive of all conservative values as in he was an idiot who was brainwashed as a child who finally saw the light and became intelligent So if you hold conservative values you are admitting you are not very intelligent or at least not has smart as the authorThen there is the virginity thing He actually Learning AV Foundation puts forward the Bill Clinton defense with a straight face I voted for the man twice but even I can t do that and I have never seen anyone else do it until now The Bill Clinton defense That is claiming not to have sexual relations you are just getting blow jobs That is an example of the nuanced intelligence you are supposed to get His girlfriend of six years had been living apart from him while attending grad school up north and she is extremely long suffering He rationalized the only way he bring himself closer to her would be to receive a handjob from a The Invisible College What a Group of Scientists Has Discovered About UFO Influences on the Human Race prostitute This is Transforming Church Bringing Out the Good to Get to Great Blank presented as an enlightened growth momentThen we get to see him at work both at his first job and then at Hallmark He tells story after story about his work experience but never 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the complainer They just don t get him and he is awesome The system is screwed up not him This is a company who through many years of trial and error has made themselves the best in the world at what they do and they are the ones who just don t get it His way is better because he is him At one Close Up and Personal Spotlight #1 point there is a little bit of insight He watches himself on a video made on his 30th birthday and notices that he may have a few socialinterpersonal Merlin and Other Poems problems Instead of exploring that and actually gaining some real insight into his life he soon dismisses it as trivial and moves on All he needs to do is shave his head and get some colored shirts Trust me to uote Scott Adams that is like rotating the tires to fix a flatSo at the end I am frustrated You can clearly see Dickerson s talent as a writer he is very good I also loved the insights to how Hallmark achieves its success I think at the end I just found the author to self indulgent and to immature Liked I began if he switches to fiction I will be right there but this book just wasn t for me

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FREE READ House of Cards ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub REVIEW Õ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Õ David Ellis Dickerson REVIEW House of Cards Ark writing greeting cards he discovered his limited life experience as a fundamentalist raised 26 year old virgin left him woefully unprepared for the worldly sentiments he was. I thought this might be an interesting book about what it is like to write greeting cards for a living While there is a bit of that here working for Hallmark in the mid 1990 s was both prosaic and weird than you d expect mostly this is just about DaveAnd Dave s problems He s a relapsed evangelical Christian He s been engaged to his girlfriend for six years and they remain faithful even though for three of those years she s been away working on her PhD and they see each other once or twice per year He s an over educated over thinking geek with an MFA degree who is struggling financially He struggles with understanding and applying the social graces reading between the lines of his own autobiographical writing he really creeps a lot of people out at Hallmark but doesn t know or know why when he does find outAnd uite frankly judging from the stories he tells on himself he is creepy He describes an episode of voyeurism walking across a lawn to peer into a house like a common peeping tom He wonders through a department story perfume section staring at women s breasts He prowls the halls of Hallmark looking for empty conference rooms sleeping under a conference room table then bursting out as a meeting is about to begin He hires an escort with a wordy explanation to his fiance and her tentative approval to provide sexual favors his fiance refuses to provide His career goal when he realizes that Hallmark is not it is to return to college for his PhD and one of his major motivators as a 30 year old is to celebrate his new found sexual liberation with willing and as near to naked as possible coeds at Florida State University chosen over two other universities because of the nearness to nakedness factorHe attributes this career and life change to his freedom from years of fundamentalist guilt over sex I attribute it to his creepiness Dave has serious issues I have two daughters aged 20 and 25 and I would not want him near them and frankly I think they would instinctively and wisely steer well clear of him if he were at their schoolOK so why would anyone read House of Cards Well despite or perhaps because of his issues Dave is a smart and funny writer and tells a good story The insight when he gives it of working at Hallmark is interestingIn fact I wonder if the story is too good sometimes He tells us that before going to work for Hallmark he had a story idea and outline of a novel about working at a greeting card company When he tells us this along with the prefatory note that the character names are changed and some are composites and some events have been compressed or modified I wonder how much of his memoir is true and how much of is a non fictionalized version of his novel Deep Web File #網絡奇談 prosaic and weird than you d expect mostly this is just about DaveAnd Dave s The Business of Design problems He s a relapsed evangelical Christian He s been engaged to his girlfriend for six years and they remain faithful even though for three of those years she s been away working on her PhD and they see each other once or twice Project Calisthenics. Ipertrofia e forza a corpo libero per year He s an over educated over thinking geek with an MFA degree who is struggling financially He struggles with understanding and applying the social graces reading between the lines of his own autobiographical writing he really creeps a lot of Same Time Next Year people out at Hallmark but doesn t know or know why when he does find outAnd uite frankly judging from the stories he tells on himself he is creepy He describes an episode of voyeurism walking across a lawn to The Everafter peer into a house like a common My Own Worst Enemy peeping tom He wonders through a department story Shtetl The Life and Death of a Small Town and the World of Polish Jews perfume section staring at women s breasts He Siete prioridades de la vida prowls the halls of Hallmark looking for empty conference rooms sleeping under a conference room table then bursting out as a meeting is about to begin He hires an escort with a wordy explanation to his fiance and her tentative approval to Planets Stars and Orbs The Medieval Cosmos 1200 1687 provide sexual favors his fiance refuses to Little Raindrop provide His career goal when he realizes that Hallmark is not it is to return to college for his PhD and one of his major motivators as a 30 year old is to celebrate his new found sexual liberation with willing and as near to naked as More Latin Readings possible coeds at Florida State University chosen over two other universities because of the nearness to nakedness factorHe attributes this career and life change to his freedom from years of fundamentalist guilt over sex I attribute it to his creepiness Dave has serious issues I have two daughters aged 20 and 25 and I would not want him near them and frankly I think they would instinctively and wisely steer well clear of him if he were at their schoolOK so why would anyone read House of Cards Well despite or Learning AV Foundation perhaps because of his issues Dave is a smart and funny writer and tells a good story The insight when he gives it of working at Hallmark is interestingIn fact I wonder if the story is too good sometimes He tells us that before going to work for Hallmark he had a story idea and outline of a novel about working at a greeting card company When he tells us this along with the The Invisible College What a Group of Scientists Has Discovered About UFO Influences on the Human Race prefatory note that the character names are changed and some are composites and some events have been compressed or modified I wonder how much of his memoir is true and how much of is a non fictionalized version of his novel

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FREE READ House of Cards ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub REVIEW Õ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Õ David Ellis Dickerson REVIEW House of Cards Expected to deliver Here Dickerson chronicles his bumpy and hilarious journey to relatively modern single guy confronting his past his beliefs his relationships and his virginity. Like a lot of people I suspect I used to want to work at Hallmark It just seemscreative and fulfilling but also super easy This was a pretty fascinating view into that forgotten childhood dream of mine There was also a spiritual journey story arc that I enjoyed but thought was kind of underdeveloped Then there s the sexual journey aspect whichI found it pretty funny but it seems to have failed to amuse other GoodreadersI dunno how you could read the prostituteHandel s Messiah story with a straight face though This memoir isn t incredibly flattering to the author he s fairly self deprecating but it s especially unflattering to ex fianc e Jane I actually flipped back to the Acknowledgements when I got about three uarters way through to see if he had maybe apologized for airing all her dirty laundry like that Nope I mean I realize Jane is a pseudonym but I m sure there s than a few people who know who she actually is they were engaged for three years and I can t imagine being in a long term relationship with someone and having them nationally publish the most personal and awkward part of the relationship like that I don t mind TMI but it feels a little suicky when it s kiss and tell Actually I went through a similar thought process back when I was pondering how the ex of the Eat Pray Love chick must feel though that book revealed almost nothing about himOH WELL it was an entirely entertaining read And free My first first reads win of 2011 Saving Place past his beliefs his relationships and his virginity. Like a lot of Barn Burning and other stories people I suspect I used to want to work at Hallmark It just seemscreative and fulfilling but also super easy This was a Ta carrière est fi nie pretty fascinating view into that forgotten childhood dream of mine There was also a spiritual journey story arc that I enjoyed but thought was kind of underdeveloped Then there s the sexual journey aspect whichI found it Silent Assault pretty funny but it seems to have failed to amuse other GoodreadersI dunno how you could read the Deep Web File #網絡奇談 prostituteHandel s Messiah story with a straight face though This memoir isn t incredibly flattering to the author he s fairly self deprecating but it s especially unflattering to ex fianc e Jane I actually flipped back to the Acknowledgements when I got about three uarters way through to see if he had maybe apologized for airing all her dirty laundry like that Nope I mean I realize Jane is a The Business of Design pseudonym but I m sure there s than a few Project Calisthenics. Ipertrofia e forza a corpo libero people who know who she actually is they were engaged for three years and I can t imagine being in a long term relationship with someone and having them nationally Same Time Next Year publish the most The Everafter personal and awkward My Own Worst Enemy part of the relationship like that I don t mind TMI but it feels a little suicky when it s kiss and tell Actually I went through a similar thought Shtetl The Life and Death of a Small Town and the World of Polish Jews process back when I was Siete prioridades de la vida pondering how the ex of the Eat Pray Love chick must feel though that book revealed almost nothing about himOH WELL it was an entirely entertaining read And free My first first reads win of 2011


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    House of Cards (FREE) I am disappointed that I have to give this book such a low rating because I was hoping for so much The thing that is most troublesome Dickerson is an excellent writer The story flowed without and chunky plot or dialogue and it was very readable In fact if it had been fiction I would have probably given it a fo

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    REVIEW House of Cards REVIEW Õ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Õ David Ellis Dickerson David Ellis Dickerson Õ 9 FREE READ I suppose my main beef with House of Cards isn't uite Dickerson's fault or even his publisher's as the subtitle reads Love Faith and Other Social Expressions Nevertheless in all the blurbs of praise I read about this memoir including the three on the back nobody mentioned that the book devotes a lot of time to thinking about Christianity in its various incarnations interpretations of the bible the nature of faith and tha

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    REVIEW House of Cards House of Cards (FREE) REVIEW Õ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Õ David Ellis Dickerson Two stars for this memoir about David Dickerson’s short career at Hallmark Cards One of two things would have had to happen for me to give this book a higher rating Either I would have to like Dickerson or the story about Hallmark should have been interesting This is all despite the fact that I think Dickerson is a good writer – his prose are readable clear precise and conciseAs to the former the author came across to me as

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    House of Cards (FREE) caution spoilersFirst of all be VERY suspicious of any book that compares the author to David Sedaris In this case the comparison must be because they have the same first nameHouse of Cards could have been an interesting 200 page look into the behind the scenes creation of Hallmark cards and a skewered look inside the greeting card

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    House of Cards (FREE) Belle and I read books together before bed and because she has specific tastes in books we usually end up reading narrative non fiction It works best for our purposes I'm not sure how she found this book but with 2 ratings

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    House of Cards (FREE) I thought this might be an interesting book about what it is like to write greeting cards for a living While th

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    House of Cards (FREE) House of Cards is about many things cards humor puzzles creativity love sex and religion David Ellis Dickerson winds up getting what seems like his dream job at Hallmark He thinks that because he's a puzzle lover having proposed to his girlfriend via crossword puzzle and because he's passionate about cards that it'll be a perfect fit He introduces readers to a world of categories and subcategories for holidays you've heard of and

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    REVIEW House of Cards House of Cards (FREE) I have to admit I'm torn about the rating of this bookmostly because it felt like two completely different books one a religious journey and the other a memoir about a socially retarded can you say retarded any? W

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  • Paperback
  • 368
  • House of Cards
  • David Ellis Dickerson
  • English
  • 14 March 2020
  • 9781594484865