This Won't Take but a Minute, Honey is a quirky resource for budding writers, a sort of freaky Strunk and White. Read through in one direction to find tiny little short stories of a page each. Flip the book over and find mini essays on the psychology and practice of writing. Whichever way you look at it, you're sure to find a nugget of inspiration for your next project.
Steve Almond is a local author whose short story collections include The Evil B.B. Chow and My Life in Heavy Metal and most recently, the essay collection (Not That You Asked). His non-fiction work, Candyfreak: A Journey Through The Chocolate Underbelly of America earned him critical praise and a reputation as a quirky, non-traditional author. He continues that tradition with the self-publication of his new book This Won't Take But A Minute, Honey right here on Harvard Book Store’s Espresso Book Machine.