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The Compulsive Reader: Author Spotlight: The Amazing Anita Liberty

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Author Spotlight: The Amazing Anita Liberty

For all you teens out there—being a teen sucks sometimes, doesn’t it? You’re forced to attend high school, which, let’s face it, is completely useless. You have to deal with parents, who seemed to be experiencing some early Alzheimer’s and don’t recall what being a teen is like, and can make life generally miserable.

Well, in The Center of the Universe (Yep, That Would Be Me), Anita Liberty totally feels your pain. She knows how it goes, and her book is full of snarky humor that will help you get through the day and survive the suckdom that is being a teenager in her new book.

Anita Liberty is also the creator of two adult books How to Heal the Hurt by Hating and How to Stay Bitter Through the Happiest Times of Your Life. She lives in LA with her family. The Center of the Universe (Yep, That Would Be Me) is her first YA book.

Anita Liberty is a teenager. And it sucks. She's subjected to her parents' craziness and other cruelties that the world saves especially for teenagers. Throughout her junior and senior years of high school Anita is put on a platform, given drama lessons, dumped by a French boy, dumps an egomaniac, and has a curse cast upon her, among other painful, embarrassing, and sometimes joyful things. Ah, the life of a teenager...

Told completely in hilarious, heartrending, and very candid poems, diary entries, and lists, The Center of the Universe (Yep, That Would Be Me) is a wonderfully fun and quirky cross between The Princess Diaries and The Confessions of Georgia Nicolson. Anita Liberty is you, your best friend, that girl who sits next to you in English. Amazingly perceptive and full of wry humor, fun times, awful times, and many, many cute guys, this is one book that reaches out to teens and sends a message that is loud and clear: YOU'RE NOT ALONE!

Wanna read this book? Well, here’s your chance. I’ll be giving away 5 copies for the next two weeks while Anita Liberty is in the Author Spotlight. Just send your name, address, and email to thecompulsivereader@gmail.com with AS CONTEST in the subject heading and you’ll be entered to win. Entries will be accepted until August 30th at midnight, and I’ll announce the winners on or around the 31st. Good luck!

Also, keep checking back for an exclusive guest vlog from Anita Liberty herself! How awesome is that? Mull it over…

7 comments:

Book Chic said...

Loved this book, and love Anita! She's hilarious!! :)

Can't wait for the vlog!

Lenore said...

Hilarious title!

judybrittle said...

Sounds like a really great read and funny. Thank you so much!

kaylee8 said...

Ok - I have to read this one since it was obviously about ME - the center of the universe!

jessilyn said...

I'm doing this book for my poetry project

calgirl said...

Looks funny.

Carolsue said...

Did I make it in time? If so, please enter me -- this sounds like fun!