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Pete Hautman
Okay, here's some miscellaneous personal info. I'll try to be as brief as possible. I was born in 1952 in Berkeley, California, or so I am told (I don't really remember). At age five I moved to St. Louis Park, Minnesota where I went to Cedar Manor Elementary School (also the alma mater of Al... show more



Okay, here's some miscellaneous personal info. I'll try to be as brief as possible. I was born in 1952 in Berkeley, California, or so I am told (I don't really remember). At age five I moved to St. Louis Park, Minnesota where I went to Cedar Manor Elementary School (also the alma mater of Al Franken and the Coen brothers, and no, they are not close personal friends of mine) and eventually graduated honor-free from St. Louis Park High School. This is so tedious. Why do you keep reading? For the next seven years I attended the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and the University of Minnesota. Contrary to recent news reports, I did not graduate from either institution. After college I worked various jobs for which I was ill-suited, including sign painter, graphic artist, marketing executive, pineapple slicer, etc. Eventually, having exhausted other options, I decided to write. My first novel, Drawing Dead, was published in 1993. Today, I live with mystery writer and poet Mary Logue in Golden Valley, Minnesota and Stockholm, Wisconsin. We have two small dogs (are you still reading?) named Gaston and Baudelaire (Bodie). There you have it. Half a century compressed into a few short paragraphs. Feel free to copy and paste for your book report, but don't tell anybody I suggested it. Need to know more? Check out the FAQs page on my website at http://www.petehautman.com.

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Birth date: January 01, 1952
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Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality!
Audience: Middle School Format: Hardcover/Library A sixteen-inch pizza, fresh from the oven, is a thing of beauty. - first sentence So, that opening line tells you a great deal about this book, but not the heart of it. David loves competitive eating, both watching it as a sport and doing it hi...
pedestrienne
pedestrienne rated it 3 years ago
Has a good hook, likeable characters with flaws, not too long, attractive cover. Perfectly serviceable middle grade novel.
A Throne of Books
A Throne of Books rated it 6 years ago
Rash is placed in the United Safer States of America, where everything is safe and nothing is fun. Though it's not so bad for those who grew up there as they have nothing to compare it with. In the United States today people seem to be so dramatic/worried about everything, this is a world where the...
kateslatealways
kateslatealways rated it 6 years ago
How to Steal a Car is one of those books that sounds like, at the very least, will be mildly entertaining. It wasn't.I struggled through this book -- me, eater of entire trilogies in a day -- because the main character was entirely unlikable and completely unrelatable on even the most basic of level...
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it 7 years ago
This volume gets out of the mental-illness and religion sideplots and gets into the question of what the world should be. Obvioulsy, not everyone's answer is the same, but there's value in just asking the question. I'm pretty much begging Natasha daily to read this series.Library copy
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