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.