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Spanking Shakespeare is available at your local bookstore and all the on-line bookstores. Published by Random House in 2006, it continues to be one of the best loved YA novels written in the 21st century.
Here’s what some people have to say about my books. You’ll find more on the PRESS page.
“Take a teenager, Shakespeare Shapiro, who hates his name; two unusual friends; several love interests; a younger brother who knows more about females than he does; and an assignment to write his senior memoir…and what do you get? Tear-inducing laughter and one of the best reads of the season. If you’re not laughing by the end of the first page, check your pulse.” –David Richardson, The Blue Marble Children’s Bookstore, Fort Thomas, KY
Author Jake Wizner, an eighth grade English and history teacher turned first time author, has done an absolutely stunning job depicting the life of a teenage chronic masturbator obsessed with little more than finding a girl to mate with and wallowing in his own self-pity. At times the writing is so terrifically realistic that it begs the question: Is Shakespeare Shapiro really the true-life Wizner back in the day? Whether he is or not, Wizner has created an unbelievable, disturbingly honest teenager who you can gawk at, be shocked by, and at the same time, completely relate to. -Andrew Fersch, VAIL DAILY