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The Choke Artist: Confessions of a Chronic Underachiever

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Missing that last basket in a pick-up game. Chickening out on that perfect first kiss at the last second. Seizing up, again and again, under pressure. The life of a choke artist isn't an easy one, and the mere possibility of disappointment is enough to keep plenty of people from really trying in the first place. David Yoo perfectly captures this cycle of failure and fear in this collection of often cringe-inducing episodes: whether he's wearing four layers of clothing to artificially beef up his slim frame, Spider Solitaire-ing his way through fifty temp jobs, or pining for validation through dating unattainable women, Yoo celebrates and skewers the insecurities of young adults everywhere.

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In this brutally honest collection of often cringe-inducing episodes, David Yoo perfectly captures the cycle of failure and fear from childhood through adulthood. Whether he's wearing four layers of clothing to artificially beef up his slim frame, routinely testing highlighters against his forearm to see if he indeed has yellow skin, or preemptively sabotaging promising relationships to avoid being compared to former boyfriends, Yoo celebrates and skewers the insecurities of anxious people everywhere.

About the Author

David Yoo is the author of two YA novels, Girls for Breakfast (Delacorte, 2005) and Stop Me If You've Heard This One Before (Hyperion, 2008). They have received numerous awards including NYPL Best Book Teen Age Selection and Chicago Public Library's "Best of the Best". His fiction and non-fiction have been published in various journals, he writes a monthly column called "The World According to Dave," for Koream Journal, the largest Asian American magazine in the U.S.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780446573450
Author:
Yoo, David
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Subject:
Humor-Anthologies
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Boys; Young men; Relationships
Publication Date:
20120631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 x 0.75 in 0.49 lb

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Arts and Entertainment » Humor » Anthologies
History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » Asian American
Humanities » Literary Criticism » General

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"Synopsis" by , In this brutally honest collection of often cringe-inducing episodes, David Yoo perfectly captures the cycle of failure and fear from childhood through adulthood. Whether he's wearing four layers of clothing to artificially beef up his slim frame, routinely testing highlighters against his forearm to see if he indeed has yellow skin, or preemptively sabotaging promising relationships to avoid being compared to former boyfriends, Yoo celebrates and skewers the insecurities of anxious people everywhere.
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