Jonathan Coleman did not seek to change the dedication in the paperback edition of '' At Mother's Request: A True Story of Money, Murder and Betrayal,'' even though he and his wife had separated at the time the book went to press.
'' She believed in me when I wrote it, and still does,'' he said.'' I figure you should dedicate the book to the person who had to suffer most while you were writing,'' Jimmy Breslin said.
'' The lead time is too long.'' Fortunately, Mr. His '' Alice, Let's Eat,'' is dedicated '' To Alice, of course''; '' American Fried'' is '' For Alice and Sarah and Abigail (who, when she was four, reacted to polishing off a particularly satisfying dish of chocolate ice cream by saying, ' My tongue is smiling')''; and '' Third Helpings'' is dedicated '' To Alice and Abigail and Sarah - the same old crowd.'' Other writers aren't so lucky.
The former New York Yankee pitcher Jim Bouton dedicated '' Ball Four'' to his wife ('' For Bobbie, Thanks, coach''), but several years (and a divorce) later, she retaliated with '' Home Games: Two Baseball Wives Speak Out,'' written with Nancy Marshall).
This could include something important that shows that person how much that person means to you.
Dissertation dedication examples show that such things can be detailed, but you must still keep from being too flowery. Your dissertation dedication page can be devoted to a deceased person who helped you out.
WRITING a book is often sheer pain and drudgery, but writing the dedication is a moment most authors savor, a chance to pay back old debts, even the score or give one's spouse (or former spouse) a reward for putting up with all those nights of writers' angst. Probably the nicest dedication to a parent is Sherwood Anderson's in '' Winesburg, Ohio'': '' To the memory of my mother, Emma Smith Anderson, whose keen observations on the life about her first awoke in me the hunger to see beneath the surface of lives, this book is dedicated.'' DEDICATIONS to spouses range from the no-frills - '' For Roger'' (Bobbie Ann Mason's '' Shiloh and Other Stories'') - to the playful - '' For my ouaffe, from her oosban'' (J.
Dedications are sometimes as original, humorous and witty as the books they precede. Bryan 3d's '' Hodgepodge: A Commonplace Book,'' to be published this fall - '' My wife is French,'' he explained recently).
You might add a family member who was supportive to you as you wrote everything.
Maybe there is someone you know who gave you access to some very important resources.