“Moon Pies are a way of life.” So begins this ultimate resource for everything you ever wanted to know—and perhaps much, much more—about the beloved MoonPie. First developed more than ninety years ago by a little bakery in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the MoonPie consists of a thick layer of marshmallow sandwiched between two cookies, all drenched in a generous coating of flavored chocolate, vanilla, banana, lemon, orange, or strawberry frosting. This loving homage to the tasty pastry includes hilarious and offbeat nibbles of information.
From advice on how to use the MoonPie to entice a lover or raise a child, to recipes and entertaining and craft ideas, this clever tome is filled with a little bit of history, a little bit of instruction, and a lot of laughter. Dozens of cartoons depicting everything from Marie Antoinette downing one of the heavenly cakes to lively depictions of folks from every walk of life enjoying the pies round out this volume as unique as the sweet treat it celebrates.
About the Author
Ron Dickson’s diverse career has included employment as a supply officer in the U.S. Navy, a data processing consultant, a general contractor, and work for a regional stock brokerage firm. He wrote this book to boost company morale while working for a large corporation during the 1980s. He received a BA in economics from Duke University and is a member of the Duke Alumni Association. A native of Shelby, North Carolina, Dickson spends his leisure time on his sailboat, which proudly flies the official MoonPie flag.
About the Illustrator
Sam C. Rawls, a recipient of the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, is an editorial cartoonist for Citizen Newspapers. A past president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists, he has had his work published in Time, Newsweek, and U.S. News and World Report. He is the author and illustrator of The Redneck Instruction Book, published by Pelican.
THE GREAT MOONPIE® HANDBOOK
By Ron Dickson
Illustrated by Sam C. Rawls
HUMOR / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture
HUMOR / Form / Comic Strips & Cartoons
144 pp. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
44 b/w illus. 71 b/w photographs Appendix
ISBN: 9781589808577 pb