Ron Dickson is a member of the MoonPie Cultural Club, which aims to spread
the enjoyment, culture, vast folklore, and honorable traditions of that noble
snack throughout the world. A lifelong enthusiast of the treat, Dickson was
quoted in a New York Times article on MoonPies and, as a result, was
contacted by the inventors son. Prior to the articles publication, the
identity of the MoonPies creator was unknown, but Dickson applied his knowledge
of the treats background and verified the new information, enriching the
nostalgic value the unique marshmallow sandwich possesses for all Southerners.
After serving in the U.S. Navy, Dickson worked as a manager for various
corporations. He was inspired to write The Great MoonPie
Handbook while working for a company that employed a strict management
policy. Stifled by this environment, he and his Southern coworkers used MoonPies
to boost company morale and bring humor into the workplace.
Dickson earned his B.A. in economics from Duke University. Retired since
1993, he enjoys sailing and advocating his favorite treat through the MoonPie
Cultural Club. When not vacationing in Hawaii, Dickson resides in Mooresville,