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1.0 out of 5 stars Drew Sharp's Book Lacks Heart, Toughness, Buyers, March 22, 2005
This review is from: Razor Sharp (Paperback)
There's no sugarcoating the truth regarding this book.

It will be forever branded a loser.

No heart. No toughness. No sales.

Drew Sharp lowered the art of the literary stiff to yet another level with "Razor Sharp", determined to define his lack of achievement once more.

His sustained failure in writing columns isn't an indictment of effort or desire. The crushed looks on his publishers' faces as "Razor Sharp" sat outside of the Amazon Top 1,000,000 told you how badly they want Drew to change this negative perception.

But he is what he is.

He's virulent. He's inept.

Neither editing nor time can instill competence.

Either it's inside the book or it isn't.

"I don't buy that," said fellow sportswriter Mitch Albom, defiantly standing by his colleague. "This book has been beaten on, run over, spit on, you name it. But I still can't destroy it. That's quality publishing by the 'Detroit Free Press', and that's why I really can't complain because they'll soon put out my new cookbook, 'Tuesdays with Chicken Cacciatore'."

They have no other alternative. It's in Mitch's contract.

Drew Sharp's career is by no means over, but there's no reason to believe that this pathetic hack can overcome the obvious psychological barriers impeding his progress.

Drew begged for an opportunity to publish so that anyone who held the book would be forced to read his work, without first checking the obituaries, the Mega Millions numbers, "Ask Amy", and "Arlo & Janis". He bricked his attempt at literary significance with a release that stands (at this writing) at #1,372,928 on the Amazon sales chart.

How bad is this?

"The Drywall Finisher's Handbook" checks in at #464,899; "No More Bedwetting: How to Help your Child Stay Dry" is at #206,013; and "The War Against Toenail Fungus" resides at a comparatively lofty #74,497.

This was a choke, plain and simple.
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