Spanking Shakespeare

Author(s): Jake Wizner
Original Publish Date: Feb 26, 2008
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (6.57 hours)
Product Number: Z100024425
Released: Feb 26, 2008
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780739363263
Narrator/s: Mike Chamberlain
Publisher: Listening Library
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Shakespeare Shapiro has always hated his name. His parents bestowed it on him as some kind of sick joke when he was born, and since then his life has been one embarrassing incident after another. As he enters his senior year of high school, Shakespeare's love life is nonexistent, his younger brother is maddeningly popular, and his best friend talks nonstop about his bowel movements. But Shakespeare will have the last laugh. He is chronicling every mortifying detail in his memoir, the writing project each senior must complete. And he is doing it brilliantly. For as much as he hates his name, Shakespeare is a good writer. And just maybe a prizewinning memoir will bring him respect, admiration, and a girlfriend?.?.?.? or at least a prom date. In his debut novel, Shakespeare Shapiro takes a humorous look at one popularity-challenged boy's journey to self-respect and sexual fulfillment.

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Author(s): Jake Wizner
Product Number EB00167041
Released: Dec 29, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780375890864

Professional reviews

"Shakespeare Shapiro's life has been one catastrophe after another, all stemming from the fact that his parents saddled him with that ridiculous name. To add insult to injury, his younger brother, Ghandi, is more socially adept than he is. Shakespeare's school, Hemingway High, requires seniors to write a memoir. So Jake Wizner's SPANKING SHAKESPEARE alternates between its protagonist's past and the events of his senior year. In a print book, there are techniques to let readers know if they're reading about the past or the present. But Mike Chamberlain's delivery does not vary, so the listener isn't always able to differentiate between Shakespeare's memoir and his current life. Be prepared for plenty of sexual fantasies, "F-bombs," and other bleep-able language. After all, Shakespeare is a 17-year-old boy with a VERY healthy imagination. N.E.M. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine"