30 March 2016

Get in Touch with Your Inner Dummy Challenge

A few weeks ago The Little Sister was peering at the bookshelves with a curious look on her face, "Mom, what are all those books? Those yellow and black ones?" 

The Mom responded without thinking, "those are Dummies books." 

I wish we had a photo of her face at that moment: a mix of giggles and wisdom trying to work out in her head how there could be dummy books

The Mom went on to explain, ""Dummies Books" are written by people who are experts in their field to help other people understand the subject."

We own several Dummies Books. We frequents library book sales and always looks for the yellow and black covers: Sewing for Dummies, Yoga for Dummies, Nonprofit Kit for Dummies, Houseplants for Dummies

There is something comforting about referring to a Dummies Book for help. Mortgages for Dummies helped us navigate buying our first house. Houseplants for Dummies helped The Mom stop killing plants. Yoga for Dummies, got The Mom over her fear of yoga, there was something about relaxing in a room full of people just didn't work in her head.

Rminiscing about our Dummies Books got The Sisters and The Mom into full BFWP brainstorming mode, there seemed to be a challenge here. The Big Sister got it, "we can invite readers to tell us what THEY are experts on, what Dummies book THEY could write!

The Mom asked The Sisters what Dummies Book they could author, wondered about what subject they were experts on, and without hesitation they answered (read the comments to find out). 

Now it is your turn.  

Here is your ChallengeWe all have some special thing, a talent, a secret hobby, a career, a sport, a trick, something we are experts on. 

Don't worry you do not have to actually write the book, just tell us in the comment below what Dummies book Y-O-U could write!
We searched www.worldcat.org for Dummies
Books and the search came up with 19,000 titles,
click here to check out the search
and find a Dummies book at a library near you!

*Updated, originally published March 2011.