Marc Acito’s comic debut novel, How I Paid for College: A Novel of Sex, Theft, Friendship and Musical Theater won the Ken Kesey Award and made the American Library Association’s Top Ten Teen Book List. It was also selected as an Editors’ Choice by the New York Times, has been optioned for film by Columbia Pictures and is translated into five languages the author cannot read. The sequel, Attack of the Theater People, is in bookstores now. Author Jennifer Weiner says it is “Jazz hands down, the funniest thing I've read this year.”
For four years Acito shocked and amused readers with his syndicated humor column, “The Gospel According to Marc,” which ran nationwide in nineteen alternative newspapers. A former opera singer, he is now a regular commentator on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered.
Born in Bayonne, New Jersey, Acito lives in Portland, Oregon, with his long-time partner, Floyd Sklaver. The author can be contacted at www.MarcAcito.com, where he blogs about his Quixotic quest to do something new every day.
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