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5 funny books to beat the heat from NPR

Write More Good is featured in an article on NPR, Laugh Yourself Cool: 5 Funny Books To Beat The Heat by Dan Kois

“Oh, man, it’s so hot out this summer that you have to laugh. No, I mean it — you have to laugh, because if you’re sitting out on the broiling sand reading something funny and you don’t laugh, you bottle it up, it’ll get dangerous quick. In fact, your body temperature will raise 0.001 of a degree for each laugh you fail to emit. (It’s just science.) That may not seem like much, but if you stifle your giggles throughout the course of any of the titles on our Funny Summer reading list, you’re liable to suffer heat prostration within minutes.”

Check out the comments about Write More Good here.

Life Magazine Gallery and Write More Good Tips

Life Magazine pairs classic photos with writing tips from Write More Good

How to Write News More Good

It comes as a surprise to many non-journalists, but there really is a Bible of reporting: the hugely influential Associated Press Stylebook, which is issued annually with rules on how to (and how not to) write news stories. Little wonder, then, that this sacred cow was lampooned by the Bureau Chiefs, an iconoclastic group of journalists, artists, writers, and other assorted ne’er-do-wells who fashioned their own reporter’s stylebook in the vein of legendary satirist Ambrose Bierce. The Bureau Chiefs culled An Absolutely Phony Guide on How to Write More Good from their Twitter feed, @FakeAPStylebook, and they’ve lent LIFE a few of their more salient tips on “reporting.” So study up, and make your hilarious mark on the world of phony journalism.

Glossary Excerpts and More Reviews

Read some of the glossary definitions in Write More Good at the Kirkus blog post ‘Write More Good’: A Guide From @FakeAPStylebook

More Reviews and posts:

FREE ‘Write More Good’ giveaway – just tell us your #jpeeve (SPJ Works)
‘Desperation, perspiration, and grammar advice’: The story behind @FakeAPStyleBook (Ragan’s PR Daily)
Weekend Reading: Maberry, Wes Craven, Tamara Drewe and Dave Dorman (Comix 411)
Book Review: Write More Good (The Great Geek Manual)
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More Recent Reviews

“20 percent funny” (Columbia Journalism Review)

Grammar as Punchline: Write More Good (New Yorker Book Bench Blog)

‘Write More Good’ a hilarious spoof on ‘AP Stylebook,’ offers keen insight on what not to do (Central Michigan Life)

How To Write More Good (or, Writing Advice So Bad, You’ll Get Fired… And Laugh About It) (the writer underground)

The ongoing death of print journalism and bizarre bazaars (bookish)

RADAR NYC 4.7.11 (Work Book Project)

@FakeAPStylebook se burla de los errores típicos del periodismo

Interviews and Reviews


@FakeAPStylebook’s ‘Write More Good’ honors, mocks journalism (

Culture Vulture: Bureau Chiefs: Twitter feeds to book deal (Salt Lake Tribune)

@FakeAPStylebook’s Write More Good (Salt Lake City Weekly)


Learn To Write More Better With Fake AP Stylebook’s Write More Good (Splitsider)

Tina Fey’s ‘Bossypants’ Has the Buzz, but Don’t Overlook ‘Write More Good’ (Hispanic Business)

Picked up @FakeAPStylebook’s ‘Write More Good’ today (Bill Kuchman)

‘Write More Good’ a hilarious spoof on ‘AP Stylebook,’ offers keen insight on what not to do (Central Michigan Life)