Synopses & Reviews
Jason Mulgrew, popular blogger and author of Everything Is Wrong with Me
, continues his depreciating yet hilarious self-reflection with 236 Pounds of Class Vice President
Set in Mulgrews high school years, this genuine and honest memoir revisits his teenage antics and escapades as he, while navigating the indignity of puberty, attempts to run for vice president of the student body, displays a penchant for long fur capes, and (naturally) wonders about sex.
Mulgrews blog, Everything Is Wrong with me, has received more than 200 million hits since its inception in 2004. Complete with awkward, “what was he thinking?” photos—unmitigated proof of Mulgrews ungainly adolescence—236 Pounds of Class Vice President is an no-holds-barred yet tender look at the years some of us would rather forget.
“A funny confessional from the American ethnic hinterlands. Jason Mulgrew is the John Hughes of South Philadelphia.” Neal Pollack, author of < i=""> Alternadad <> and < i=""> Stretch <>
“I love 236 Pounds of Class Vice President. Should I call Jason Mulgrew brave? Hilarious? Honest? Gifted? Stunning? Tender? Lets just put it this way: he may be the best man on the planet.” Rachel Shukert, author of < i=""> Everything Is Going to Be Great <>
“I want to thank Jason Mulgrew for letting me know that, while Im not an awkward teen anymore, I wasnt entirely alone back then after all--it turns out there was another weird kid making poor decisions and masturbating furiously whenever time permitted….Thank you, Jason--the healing begins now.” Dave Hill, author of < i=""> Tasteful Nudes <>
“Mulgrew returns to his formative years at an exclusive prep school for bright boys and finds a ton of absurdist comedy gold to mine. . . . Relentlessly self-deprecating yet unabashedly accepting, the author displays a palpable sense of humanity.” < i=""> Kirkus Reviews <>
When Jason Mulgrew enrolls in a private high school in an exciting new neighborhood (North Philly, murder center of the city), he finds himlf displaced into a world of privilege and strict standards. His classmates, whose parents are lawyers and bankers, live in houses with yards and pools. Mulgrew, whose longshoreman father bought him a motorcycle upon completion of his driver's test, struggles to relate in this wider world, fighting his way through the gauntlet of high school as an awkward, sexless giant.
Mulgrew tackles the glorious complications, misapprehensions, and obsessions of the teenage mind. He revisits his unhealthy fixations on dogs, his "bird," the Prep, friends who are girls, Kahlúa & Cream, and a certain position in student body government to craft yet another raunchy, honest, and relentlessly funny memoir.
About the Author
Jason Mulgrew is a self-proclaimed "Internet Quasi-Celebrity" whose blog, Everything Is Wrong with Me: 30, Bipolar and Hungry, has received more than 200 million hits since its inception. Originally from Philadelphia, he now lives in New York City, where he works for a white-shoe law firm that tolerates his blue-collar ways.