Hannah Friedman, author of Everything Sucks: Losing My Mind and Finding Myself in a High School Quest for Cool, on tour August 2009

Posted By on June 4, 2009

hannahamelia01About Hannah

Hannah Friedman (Peekskill, NY) is a recent Yale University graduate. She is the daughter of gold-record singer/songwriter Dean Friedman.  An article titled, “When Your Friends Become the Enemy” about her experiences applying to an Ivy League University was published in Newsweek in 2004.  Ms. Friedman is the winner of the Yale 2007 Playwright’s Festival, as well as the New York Television Festival’s 2008 “Flying Solo” Pilot Contest.  Her pilot about transitioning from college student to author will debut at the Festival in September 2008.

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Visit Hannah’s website, and watch her videos HERE.

everyhing-sucksAbout Everything Sucks

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Hci Teens (August 3, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0757307752
  • ISBN-13: 978-0757307751

Everything Sucks is a hilarious, hip, tongue-in-cheek teen memoir about the journey to cooldom from a young, irreverent, newly discovered writer.

“By my senior year [in high school] I am the chair of the student body and disciplinary committee, coordinator of 3 community service programs, I have a 4.0 GPA, a millionaire boyfriend with a BMW, and finally, for the first time in my entire life, I am considered ‘cool.’ But when an article of mine about the college admissions process is published in Newsweek, everything I’ve worked so hard to achieve is pulled out from under me…and I resolve once and for all to stop allowing other people to define me.”

Welcome inside the head of 21-year-old Hannah Friedman–a fresh new author whose biting wit and captivating writing style is a cross between bestselling YA author Anne Brashares (The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants) and the hysterically honest Amy Sedaris (I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence). Everything Sucks details the teenage years in all of their cringe-worthy absurdity–from getting home schooled in a tour bus with hippie musicians to attending one of New York’s most prestigious private schools on full scholarship to developing a drug addiction and eating disorder to nearly getting kicked out of Yale University before she even gets to attend. In the end, it’s Friedman’s spirit that keeps her afloat. 

Hannah Friedman’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Monday, August 3rd:  Pop Culture Junkie

Tuesday, August 4th:  The Story Siren

Wednesday, August 5th:  The Book Muncher

Tuesday, August 11th:  YA Fresh

Wednesday, August 12th:  Shooting Stars Mag

Friday, August 14th:  Stephanie’s Confessions of a Book-a-holic

Saturday, August 15th:  Write for a Reader

Monday, August 17th:  Cupcake Witch

Tuesday, August 18th:  Carrie’s YA Bookshelf (and guest post)

Wednesday, August 19th:  The Page Flipper

Thursday, August 20th:  The Brain Lair 

Tuesday, August 25th:  The Chick Manifesto

Monday, August 31st:  Presenting Lenore



One Response to “Hannah Friedman, author of Everything Sucks: Losing My Mind and Finding Myself in a High School Quest for Cool, on tour August 2009”

  1. Becca Laury says:

    omg I got the advanced reader’s copy of Everything Sucks @ book expo and I am LOVING it! This girl is a trip. Awesome stuff. And her youtube is hilarious

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