Comedy High [NOOK Book]


From the author of "Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days!", a biting satire about growing up contrarian in an all-American town:

Bright lights! Dancing girls! Cheap eats! Gambling (but only if you're over 21)! Sun! Fun! The world's third-largest man-made volcano! What more could a guy ask for?

Plenty. Ivan Zellner and his father have just moved to Carmody, Nevada. It ...
See more details below
Comedy High

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK Study
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$2.99 price


From the author of "Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days!", a biting satire about growing up contrarian in an all-American town:

Bright lights! Dancing girls! Cheap eats! Gambling (but only if you're over 21)! Sun! Fun! The world's third-largest man-made volcano! What more could a guy ask for?

Plenty. Ivan Zellner and his father have just moved to Carmody, Nevada. It calls itself "The Future Entertainment Capital of the World." Ivan calls it "the toilet bowl." To him, the tacky town is an endless traffic jam full of tourists in search of cheap thrills and quick bucks. The air smells like rotten eggs. The tap water can make you sick. And the new high school, in a remodeled hotel, offers courses in performing, sports, hospitality, gambling and comedy--not, Ivan suspects, the finest preparation for college.

Home? To Ivan, Carmody seems more like an alien planet. But when he meets other kids who feel the same was, a funny thing happens on the way to high school--in fact, lots of funny things, in a Labor Day weekend like no other.
Once more, the blisteringly funny pen of Stephen Manes has produced a totally original, totally hilarious slice of American life. It's a sure bet: "Comedy High" is high comedy.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

ALA Booklist
". . . an intriguing Las Vegas send-up with some great descriptions, broadly comic characters, and . . . very funny scenes."
Philadelphia Inquirer
". . . a frantic, manic tale . . . lively, different and . . . amusing."
School Library Journal
"This is typical Manes . . It is sheer escape entertainment . . . "
Sierra Parent
"Lots of uproarious things happen! I'm sure this book would be enjoyed by any junior high school student."
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015801651
  • Publisher: Cadwallader & Stern
  • Publication date: 12/4/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 217
  • Sales rank: 787,105
  • File size: 746 KB

Meet the Author

STEPHEN MANES is the author of more than thirty books for children and young adults. His "Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days!" won kid-voted awards in five states, is a curriculum staple in American and French schools. The sequel, "Make Four Million Dollars by Next Thursday!," quickly became a Publishers Weekly bestseller. His books have been adapted for stage and television productions.

Manes has had a long career making arcane worlds accessible to the uninitiated. His most recent book is the highly acclaimed Where Snowflakes Dance and Swear: Inside the Land of Ballet. He was one of the creators and co-hosts of the weekly public television series "Digital Duo." He co-wrote the bestselling and much-acclaimed biography "Gates: How Microsoft’s Mogul Reinvented an Industry— and Made Himself the Richest Man in America." He wrote long-running columns on personal technology for The New York Times, Forbes, PC World, PC Magazine, and many other publications.

Manes has a degree in cinema from the University of Southern California. His writing credits for the screen include programs for ABC Television and KCET/Los Angeles, as well as the ’seventies classic movie "Mother, Jugs & Speed." A native of Pittsburgh, he lives in Seattle.
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2013

    Lnhbjjjnymjujjhjnjnjhnunjnjnnununnununkmunkknunkmkunknkmjunjnunjnunjnunjhunumjnjnujujny bjhjvhymbjvtbynynhbhbyb hhjbjbh ghbynjjbjnunjnynjnjngbjbhbhbhbhbjh n jhyhghgnhhnjgnkjjjjkjhkhnnnnhnjnjnkkkhjuiuuiouiyhiiujhhhuuujnp btthhhjhhjyhh

    BnvhbhjnjnnnjngnhgnybnhbjnhvhnhnhbhbhbhbggggggggggffggggggggggggggggggggggggggggfffffffffffguuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuucccccccccccccccfgggfhvhggghgggggggggggdddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddsddsssssdddddddddddddjjjjjjkjjjjjjjjjjuujjjjjjjjjjjujjjhuhjjjjjhjjhjhjbjjghjnnjhjbhkjjjjnjjjjkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkSTARTS HERE qqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqwwwwwwwwwwwwwwweeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrtttttttttttttyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyuuuuuuuuuuuuuuiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiioooooooooooooaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaqaaqqaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaassssssssssssssssssddddddddddddddfffffffffffffffffffff

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)