So, what's the book about?

Glad you asked.  Here's the book synopsis the publishing company worked up: 
        For fifteen-year-old, adopted Vietnamese orphan Dixie Nguyen, high school is one long string of hard-to-swallow humiliations. He shares a locker with a nudist linebacker, his teachers are incompetent, and he's stuck doing fluff pieces for the school newspaper. But Dixie's luck takes a turn when he stumbles across one of the jocks using drugs in the locker room; not only does he finally have something newsworthy to write, but the chance to strike a blow against his tormentors at the school as well.
        However, when his editor insists he drop the story and cover homecoming events instead, Dixie sets off on his own unconventional--and often misguided--investigation. He soon discovers that the scandal extends beyond the football team to something far bigger and more sinister than he ever thought possible. Once he follows the guidelines of his hero, Mel Nichols (journalism professor at Fresno State University and author of the textbook Elementary Journalism) this high school reporter just might save the world. That is, of course, if Dixie can stay out of juvenile hall, the hospital, and new age therapy long enough to piece it all together.
        Part social satire, part teen-mystery parody, and wholly hilarious, Sophomore Undercover is a dazzling debut that will make headlines with teens everywhere.
Author's note:  did you notice the "wholly hilarious" and "dazzling debut" parts?  Yeah, that's pretty cool. 

Humble, aren't you?

Sorry, I'm a bit of a tool. 

And somebody actually paid you for this? 

I know!  Crazy, huh?    



But I thought they did good books

Hey, my book is good. 

It sounds like 300 pages of dick jokes. 

Dude, I am the Melville of dick jokes. 

I'm still not convinced. 

Would a free sample change your mind? 

Go on. 

Okay, for the first chapter of "Sophomore Undercover" click here.  
And here's an audio clip of me reading from the book.

Is that really your voice? 

What's the matter with my voice. 

Oh...nothing.  So, when does this book come out, again? 

February 24, 2009.  Click here to buy.   Now, seriously...what's wrong with my voice. 

Dude, let it go.  Any last shout outs? my book?   

That's not a shout out.  It's just sad...and desperate. about check out my blog, then?  You won't be disappointed. 

You still sound needy. 

And you're still a dick. 

Dick?  That's pretty strong language for a young adult writer. 

Whatever, nobody scrolls this far down the page, anyway.  

You have a point.