Dave Moyer

Dave Moyer is the author of the novel Life and Life Only and several published short stories and essays.
Life explores the “myth of the American dream” through the lens of a young baseball prospect who faces adversity at every turn in his quest to pitch in the major leagues. As the protagonist struggles through the chaos of tattered dreams and fractured relationships, his love of music, particularly Bob Dylan, helps him make sense of the cultural forces of modern times and regain a sense of hope for the future.
Mr. Moyer has been a regular reviewer for the New York Journal of Books since its inception and has also contributed reviews to Joseph’s Reviews.
He received his Doctorate in Educational Administration from Northern Illinois University, has Master’s degrees from Northern Illinois and Eastern Kentucky University, and holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin, where he majored in English.
Mr. Moyer’s eclectic background includes stints as a head college baseball coach as well as a percussionist in symphonies, an opera, and various marching, jazz, Dixie, and community bands.
Mr. Moyer is currently a school superintendent in Southeastern Wisconsin and resides in Crystal Lake, Illinois.

Books by Dave Moyer

Book Reviews by Dave Moyer

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Anne Blythe’s best friend Sarah is getting married. On top of that, Anne is coming off the most destructive of her generally unhealthy relationships—this one to a guy named Stuart.

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“For readers who enjoy a light, breezy love story, this book clips along well and satisfies.

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“Author McDermott’s book is not a duplication of ‘the same old, same old.’ It is a noble effort to advance the common understanding of the variables at play in this complicated and importan

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“Simply put, avid concertgoers will likely enjoy this book or throw up reading it—perhaps both.”

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America’s Public Schools by William J. Reese is a comprehensive survey of the debate of the purpose of pubic schools since their inception nearly 180 years ago.

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When Professor X decides to enter into the great American dream of home ownership, he, in possession of a MFA, turns to part-time work as an adjunct professor at two community colleges to help make

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Bob Dylan is a performing artist—a traveling bluesman, a modern-day minstrel—and the best way to try to access his art is to see him perform live.

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A reader often selects a book because of an affinity for the author, word of mouth, or an interest in the subject—only to meander through the pages to discover that, for whatever reason, it was not

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Failing Grade: Oregon’s Higher Education System Goes Begging is a collection of articles by The Oregonian’s chief political columnist David Sarasohn, which appeared in print duri

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Sean Wilentz’s Bob Dylan in America is a top-notch, first-class synopsis of Bob Dylan’s career, contributions to popular music, status as a cultural icon, and, to a lesser extent, place in

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“Fenway Park, in Boston, is a little lyric bandbox of a ballpark,” begins the tale of Red Sox slugger Ted Williams’ final at bat on September 28, 1960, at the oldest major league baseball stadium c

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Without a Word: How a Boy’s Unspoken Love Changed Everything, tells the story of the life of Hunter Kelly, a boy born with a fatal genetic disease called Krabbe Leukodystrophy.

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“The sands of time are running out, and I don’t want to die leaving the record uncorrected,” says Diane Ravitch in an interview with Education Week reporter Diane Viadero.

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The Icarus Syndrome uses the Greek myth of Icarus to illustrate American foreign policy shortcomings following World War I, Vietnam, and Iraq.

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Jossey-Bass has produced a wide variety of fine educational publications, and Teach Like a Champion is another quality resource for educators.

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Bob Dylan’s album John Wesley Harding was released in 1967. Susan Streeter Carpenter’s debut novel, Riders on the Storm, is set in Cleveland in 1968.