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I am a Geek

I’ve always been wildly unpopular. I remember that time two people made a bet and the terms were that whoever lost would have to hug me. “That time” was last week. Ouch.

I’ve been reading the book “The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth” by (apparently fancy schmancy New York Times best selling author) Alexandra Robbins (though to me she is still the girl we could count on the fill the features pages at the newspaper when we were in college; see also, cheese fry eater.) The book follows a bunch of “outsiders,” in high school. It’s a very quick read, but its vivid narrative will drag you kicking and screaming back to your junior high and high school cafeterias.

Oy, the inhumanity. Actually, I have like a billion posts I want to write now.

Anyway, go buy the book and if you’re in NY go hear her speak and get your book signed. Wait, let me look up the details…

Thursday May 5th @7 PM
School of the Future High School Auditorium

127 East 22nd Street
NY, NY 10010

8 Responses to “I am a Geek”

  1. DRobbSki Says:

    Wait? You always seemed popular to me. Hmm. Perhaps I, too, was wildly unpopular.

  2. DRobbSki Says:

    Actually, I really like this book. Fast read, and nicely paced with the real stories of real outcasts (and a self proclaimed “popular bitch”), and lively, almost Gladwellian, look at why exclusion happens and more importantly why the excluded really do win in the end.

  3. DRobbSki Says:

    What? Ugarles isn’t the only one whose wife writes books.

  4. DRobbSki Says:

    Tho his kid is pretty darn cute.

  5. F-Train Says:

    Maybe the bet was not because you’re unpopular. Maybe those people know you hate to be touched.

    Nah, you’re right. Wildly unpopular.

  6. Pearatty Says:

    You have a lot of commenters for an unpopular person.

  7. VinNay Says:

    Sigh. It wasn’t because you are unpopular. Or because you hate to be touched. It was because you are a Patriots and Mets fan. I mean, who wants to hug a Patriots fan? Something about two thumbs and not this guy.

    But, I lost the bet, and considering both of our teams have been knocked out of the playoffs, we could both probably use a hug. Just don’t wear your Brady jersey.

  8. Ugarles Says:

    Man, I somehow missed this post. And the shoutout to my family in the comments. How did that happen? Thanks DRobb.

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