Select books by Dan Wakefield

"A precise and moving recreation of a time and a place when the world seemed small and we knew everyone in it."

- Joan Didion

"Dan Wakefield writes about mid-America during WWII with the narrative skill of a Booth Tarkington laced with the more stoic sense of the human condition of an Ernest Hemingway."

- Joseph P. Lash, Winner of The Pulitzer Prize

"Wonderful, sad and funny; a scathing portrait of middle America through the eyes of a new fictional character who will inevitably be compared to Portnoy and Holden Caulfield"

- Gay Talese

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From the Blog of Dan Wakefield

Saturday, October 6, 2018 Published in Books and Writers

What I remember most of all was coming back to the office, writing up my notes and handing my story in to Collins. He picked up his black editorial pencil and before reading a word of the story he wrote across the top: by Dan Wakefield.

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018 Published in Books and Writers

The next Uncle Dan and Sophie Jam is October 31 6-8pm Submit a story about your favorite mentor for a chance to win tickets!I started reading the Sports Pages when I was able to...

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Monday, August 20, 2018 Published in Books and Writers

Every good Hoosier knows about our great war correspondent Ernie Pyle, a journalistic hero of WWII.Few are aware that Janet Flanner, an Indianapolis woman born in 1892, who went to Mrs. Gates’ Dancing Class, swam at The Riviera Club, and...

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Monday, October 15, 2018 Published in Coming Home

The next Uncle Dan and Sophie Jam is October 31 6-8pm Submit a story about your favorite mentor for a chance to win tickets!Kurt Vonnegut often...

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Friday, August 31, 2018 Published in Coming Home

"The Uncle Dan and Sophie Jam" Tuesday night, September 25, 6-8 pm at The Jazz KitchenIf you’re alive, you’ve been “knocked down” – if not physically, in some of your efforts –...

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Thursday, May 17, 2018 Published in Coming Home

THE UNCLE DAN AND SOPHIE JAM - TRIBUTE TO COLE PORTER Tuesday, June 12th 6-8pm With words and music, by writer Dan Wakefield and saxophonist Sophie Faught. Take a creative journey with Dan and Sophie as...

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Be kind; for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle.

– Philo of Alexandria

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