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An Easy Existential Approach to High School and University Essay Writing Paperback – December 1, 2008

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 217 pages
  • Publisher: Cacanadadada Press (December 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0980897130
  • ISBN-13: 978-0980897135
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,829,063 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews


I've passed this manuscript around among undergrad students. Thumbs up across the board. --Jesus Javier Chong Wu, Harvard University

...the focus is excellent, the examples immediate and lucid, the writing quick and lean, even athletic in its direct movement from one point to the next. --Professor George Amabile

You saved my life. Thank you so much for all the things you taught me. --Tim Lu, University of Toronto

About the Author

J. Michael Yates was born in Fulton, Missouri, and did graduate degrees at the Universities of Missouri and Michigan. He has been everything from a Distinguished Professor of literature to a much commended SWAT-team member. Interspersed are jobs as a logger, motorcycle racer, and broadcast executive both for CBC and private media in the United States. He is holder of two international Advertising awards.

But above all, Mikey Yates is a widely published author of poetry, fiction, drama, translations, and philosophical essays. His works have been translated into most of the western languages and some eastern ones, and his drama for radio, television, and stage have been produced both nationally and internationally. The literary prizes he has won include the Major Hopwood Awards (both poetry and drama the same year) and the Lifetime Achievement Award in the Arts and Sciences from University of Missouri.

For the past ten years Yates has been tutoring languages, literature, and history of ideas with his wife, Hongyun, and sons, Myron and Kavan.

Hongyun Chen was born in Linchuan, Jianxi, and did degrees at the Second Military Medical College (M.D.) and the University of New Brunswick (Ph.D.). She has worked in two pharmaceutical companies as Senior Research Scientist and Director, respectively.

She started her writing for Chinese Electronic Magazines around 1995 and hasn't stopped since. Her essays and short stories have been widely published in Chinese and English both in North America and China. Some of them are collected in Under the American Sky by China Press, Selection of Contemporary Global Chinese Poems and Prose by Tianya Literature Press, The Maple Leaves Inquiry of Civil Wind by Hebei People s Publisher, and Do You Know How to Love by Cacanadadada Press. One essay and one short story of hers won Chinese literary prizes in the United States.

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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Patricia Clark on July 25, 2009
Format: Paperback
If you want your child to succeed in school bribe them to read this book. Once they start it they'll want to finish it. This is both 21st Century and timeless.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tian Ce Zhong on September 29, 2009
Format: Paperback
with this book, i wiped through my high school essays in a breeze.
it helped me beat those standardized tests as well
good book, strongly recommend it. =)
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