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Mr. Chuck Explains It All: Four Seasons In Snohomish County Paperback – December 18, 2008

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 196 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (December 18, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1440491763
  • ISBN-13: 978-1440491764
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,068,313 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Chuck Sigars has been writing a weekly column for the Beacon Publishing newspapers in western Washington state since 2001, along with the occasional essay for the Seattle Times, a couple of blogs, various online writing, and something that looked suspiciously like a ransom note but really wasn't (long story). He continues to be an unnatural tool user, a marginal cook, a haircut waiting to happen and, as it turns out, 50 years old. Although he has lost weight. He anticipates his next book, a collection of new essays, to be published in 2009. But then he says that all the time.

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Chuck Sigars was born in 1958 in southern California and grew up in Arizona before moving to the Pacific Northwest in 1983. Beginning his creative career as an actor (with a brief detour as a stand-up comedian), he began writing plays, including "Take My Life," which won the New City Theater Festival (Seattle) in 1985.

He began writing his newspaper column, "Chuck's World," in 2001 and continues to the present, along with multiple essays for the Seattle Times and various other publications. He is the author of three collections of essays, "The World According to Chuck" (2 editions), "Mr. Chuck Explains It All: Four Seasons In Snohomish County," and "50 Is The New Nothing."

Chuck Sigars has been married since 1983 to Julie Kae Sigars, a popular Northwest soprano, educator and Presbyterian minister. He has 2 children, Beth, a musician/educator in Austin, Texas, and John, age 21, of Mukilteo, WA.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By MrD on January 21, 2009
Format: Paperback
Firstly I must declare an interest : as a regular reader of his blog page, for me Chuck Sigars is like an old friend you've grown to love but glad you don't meet up with too often because their life has too many highs and lows to keep up with.
I have re-read his previous book "The World According To Chuck" many times on business trips, waiting for delayed flights, waiting on taxis to arrive, eating alone in restaurants ....
A wonderful collection of well written essays on the joys of being a parent, husband, and pertinent observer of the strange world we all live in.

"Mr Chuck Explains It All" is a new collection from his newspaper columns, and provides more insights on living in the free world. Lots to make you smile and laugh out loud, so not recommended reading on the bus....but you do get to sit on your own. Another book to hide from house guests who are of the borrowing kind.

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Very nice collection of columns written over the years by one Chuck Sigars. Written with warmth, humor (mostly self deprecating, although "Snowmen melt ugly" made me laugh out loud) and a very loving regard for his family and friends, this book will make you want to give your family a hug. Or bake bread. Or visit. Several columns even made me sniffle. Thank you, Chuck, for the memories.
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