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House of Cards: Love, Faith, and Other Social Expressions

3 Ratings: 2.3
A book by David Ellis Dickerson

Dickerson was a struggling 20-something with a creative writing M.F.A. when he submitted a writing portfolio to Hallmark in part because he had an idea for a novel set at a greeting card company. He takes the job of writing those cards, but what seemed … see full wiki

Author: David Ellis Dickerson
Genre: Biography
Publisher: Riverhead Hardcover
3 reviews about House of Cards: Love, Faith, and Other Social...
review by . March 20, 2010
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 more prosaic and more weird than you'd expect), mostly this is just about Dave.    And 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 …
review by . September 20, 2009
Picture yourself choosing a birthday card. Imagine that you're roaming the racks and picking up one card after another. You browse the humor section, the religious section; you see photos, cartoons, all sorts of cards. Some make noise or have moving parts, or are die-cut. But on this imagined shopping trip, what if they all had the same sentiment inside?    Reading House of Cards: Love, Faith, and Other Social Expressions was a bit like that for me. Some parts made me reach out …
review by . September 12, 2009
David Ellis Dickerson is one heck of a writer. Why? He managed to make a book about himself- an incredibly annoying, clueless, and self-centered guy (he does *mean* well, though. I think...)- incredibly engrossing and readable.     In the hands of a less capable author, Dickerson's experiences at Hallmark, and personal observations, would have been unreadable. But he makes them funny, interesting, and even a little shocking.    So despite my dislike of Dickerson …
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