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Ginger Kid: Mostly True Tales from a Former Nerd (Hardcover)
In Ginger Kid, popular comedian Steve Hofstetter grapples with life after seventh grade . . . when his world fell apart. Formatted as a series of personal essays, Steve walks his readers through awkward early dating, family turbulence, and the revenge of the bullied nerds. This YA nonfiction is sure to be the beloved next volume for the first generation of Wimpy Kid fans who are all grown up and ready for a new misfit hero.
About the Author
Steve Hofstetter is an LA-based comedian, actor, and YouTube personality. He’s one of the top booked comic acts on the college circuit and has written humor columns for the New York Times, SportsIllustrated.com, and NHL.com. He’s also host and executive producer of Laughs on FOX and Finding Babe Ruth on FS1. His live comedy albums have ranked in Billboard's Top 20 in comedy and #1 on iTunes' comedy charts.
"Good advice offered with a light but realistic touch make this a strong collection addition that will inspire teen readers to reach for challenges and friends beyond school walls. His journey holds much wisdom for adults, too, especially for those working with young people."
— VOYA Magazine
"For those who are ready to graduate from 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' who want to see a self-proclaimed nerd progress in life, this is a welcome next choice. Told in tales of foibles and triumphs, this book is a positive example of perseverance."
— School Library Journal
"Funny and heartfelt"
"While [Hofstetter] is living a life of fame, travel, and financial success that many kids no doubt dream of, his origin story is a humble one; indeed, it is the sheer ordinariness of his experiences that will likely prove to be their most inspiring aspect."
— The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books