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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Triple Dog Dare: Write a Book Review

Thank you so much to those of you who have already purchased my brand new book Triple Dog Dare: Watching--& Surviving--the 24-Hour Marathon of A Christmas Story. The holiday season is less than 2 months long and yet I want to reach as many interested readers as possible. Please consider writing a review about the book at Amazon, Goodreads, or where ever you learn about books.

Reviews are actually quite valuable to readers looking to discover new books. I like writing about Christmas entertainment and I'd like to keep doing it--selling books is how I can continue to share my passion and talk about everyone's holiday favorites. Please help me to spread the word about Triple Dog Dare by telling your friends and family about it--and writing a review.

If you haven't yet purchased the book, it is NOW available at the publisher's website: 1701 Press

and at Amazon. The Kindle version is now available too.

From the back cover:

"Every year since 1997, Turner Broadcasting has aired 24 hours of A Christmas Story from Christmas Eve through Christmas Day. The marathon has become a cultural phenomenon—many families tune in and watch the movie at least once—some watch several times. But no one watches all 24 hours, right?

Christmas TV writer Joanna Wilson trains her expertise on the 24-hour marathon of A Christmas Story to find out what really happens when you watch all 12 screenings of director Bob Clark’s classic Christmas movie non-stop, commercials and all. Along the way, she discusses the traditions of Christmas on TV, the nuances of Bob Clark’s filmmaking, the ongoing appeal of the movie and its relation to the multilayered, literary storytelling of Jean Shepherd, the activities of binge-watching and hyper-viewing—and she experiences what may or may not be the first recorded case of soap poisoning."

Author-signed copies are available through the publisher's website: 1701 Press

I was also lucky enough to get the endorsement of Brian Jones, the entrepreneur/owner of A Christmas Story House & Museum: "As a true, die hard fan myself, I find it inspiring that one person would put so much time and effort into this holiday tradition that brings so much joy into so many homes! You know you're never really alone when you're watching the A Christmas Story marathon, millions of fans are always watching right along with you!"

Thanks for your support. Only 8 more weeks until Christmas.


  1. The book appears to not be showing up on GoodReads quite yet?

  2. It should be up there now. Thanks Mel.

  3. While not a Christmas episode, the great Andy Devine plays Santa in one of the many guest-star cameo appearances in the "Batman" TV series bat-wall climbing scenes.