This book has a lot to offer; not only does it provide some interesting prompts to get developing writers going but the prompts themselves contain a lot of interesting information about American cultural and religious holidays. This is not to say that it's readership is in any way limited to the USA, it's global, anyone who is interested in people and how their lives and those of others are effected by the 'Holidays' that their culture embraces will gain a lot of in-site and opportunity to get their creativity flowing. For example the section on Christmas prompted me to free-write about how I celebrated this holiday as a child, about my Czech upbringing and the festivities we took part in, in the then communist Czechoslovakia.
Bryan Cohen's inclusiveness of different religions and customs is enhanced by the empathy he elicits and encourages in the readers of this book, guiding the budding writer to imagine what emotions people in different situation might be experiencing. For example, in the section on Veterans Day he ask readers/writers to imagine what it would be like and how we would 'cope with being so far from home'as this is something anyone in the military experiences. The ability to put yourself into some one else shoes is surely the basis of learning to write believable characters and Bryan's prompts help with this.
1,000 Creative Writing Prompts for Holidays, is very empathetic and thought provoking and would not only be the prefect tool to encourage young and developing writers of school going age, but even adults, as I have, will gain form using this book of prompts to enhance their creativity and writing.