Superstud: Or How I Became a 24-Year-Old Virgin

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Lost in love and don't know much? Paul Feig knew even less...

Like any other red-blooded, straight young man, Paul Feig spent much of his teenage years trying to solve the mystery of women. Unlike most red-blooded, straight teenage boys, however, Paul Feig was sadly at a considerable disadvantage. He was tall and gangly. He had a love for musical theater. And, perhaps the death knell for his burgeoning sex life, Paul was a tap dance student. ...

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Overview

Lost in love and don't know much? Paul Feig knew even less...

Like any other red-blooded, straight young man, Paul Feig spent much of his teenage years trying to solve the mystery of women. Unlike most red-blooded, straight teenage boys, however, Paul Feig was sadly at a considerable disadvantage. He was tall and gangly. He had a love for musical theater. And, perhaps the death knell for his burgeoning sex life, Paul was a tap dance student. (And we have the pictures to prove it—see the front cover.)

Infused with the same witty and infectiously readable style of his first book, Kick Me, Superstud chronicles the trials and tribulations of Feig’s young dating life with all the same excruciating detail as an on-air gastric bypass—and you just won’t be able to tear yourself away. Feig’s series of shudder-to-think but oddly familiar (come on—we’ve all been dumped by someone we didn’t even like that much) anecdotes include: his first date, at an REO Speedwagon concert with the most endowed girl in school, who leaves him sitting next to a puddle of puke; his first breakup, accomplished by moving across the country; his mortifying date with his secretly bigoted girlfriend; his discovery of a new self-love technique that almost lands him in the hospital; and his less-than-idealistic “first time,” which he nevertheless elevates to biblical proportions.

In Superstud, Paul Feig tells all in a hilarious but true testament to geekdom, love, and growing up.

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Paul Feig, the creator of Freaks and Geeks and the author of Kick Me, has made a career of mocking his own neuroses. In Superstud, he makes a case for sexual ineptitude as an Olympic event. Feig's fumbling efforts to achieve libidinal fulfillment land him in embarrassing and sometimes painful situations, but he continues to go for the gold.
Publishers Weekly
It bodes well that the dedication to this book is laugh-out-loud funny, and indeed, Feig (Kick Me) does not disappoint in this comedic tale of his early sex life, or lack thereof. The author, creator of the television series Freaks and Geeks, was always a romantic, but sex, in many ways, frightened him. As a practicing Christian Scientist, he believed he should not only refrain from sex, but from masturbation, too-yet his adolescent hormones disagreed. His confusion was compounded when he heard a radio preacher declare, "[E]veryone knows that each time you masturbate, God takes one day off of your life." Feig writes in desperation, "Everyone knew this? Nobody told me about it.... How many days had I lopped off my life so far?" At heart, the memoir is a one-note story of sexual frustration. Feig doesn't delve deeply into his religion, his family relations or his life outside of the physical. The book's many flashbacks will satisfy any child of the 1970s (e.g., Feig is wild about roller skating). While his eventual deflowering is anticlimactic, the account of his journey to sexual manhood is witty and entertaining and one to which any former sex-addled adolescent (male or female) will relate. Agent, Joni Evans. (July) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Library Journal
Feig is the undisputed King of the Dweebs. As the Emmy-nominated writer of the grossly underappreciated and short-lived television show Freaks and Geeks, writer and director of the feature film I Am David, and author of Kick Me, a memoir of his 1970s and 1980s adolescence, he has made a career out of mining the gnarly, humorous, and heartbreaking nuggets of teen angst. This latest biographical effort burrows deep into a romantic tunnel of love strewn with unrequited lust, masturbatory binges (and the obligatory and attendant guilt that ensues), and romantic sagas with girls named Jill, Stacey, Nicole, Nancy, and Maura. That Feig's experiences are so pervasively shared by geeks of his generation is a given, but his writing exudes a fetching teenage everyboy zeitgeist that is as lovely as it is melancholy. You need look no further than the polyester-clad, butterfly-bow tied, disco-prancing geekazoid who adorns the book's cover to know that this ride down Mammary Lane is going to be a real hoot. For all popular memoir collections.-Barry X. Miller, Austin P.L., TX Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781400051755
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 6/28/2005
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 5.20 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul Feig
Paul Feig is the two-time Emmy-nominated creator of Freaks and Geeks, the author of Kick Me: Adventures in Adolescence, the director of episodes of Arrested Development, and the writer and director of the feature film I Am David. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife.
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Table of Contents

The Hapless Romantic 1
Book 1 The Rope Feeling Thronicles
I Bliss Interrupted 9
II The Day the Earth Didn't Stand Still 18
III Lookin' for a Love 23
IV Paradise Found 26
V Mission: Sorta-Possible 31
VI Arrested and Jailed Development 39
VII Hello, God, It's Me. The Dorky Kid 44
VIII The Whip Comes Down 49
IX The Calm Before the Storm 54
X The Storm 56
Book 2 Hellooooooooooooooooooo, Ladies!
Clueless in Mt. Clemens 65
Hell on Wheels 69
My Trophy Date 83
Book 3 Life After High School
Big Man Off Campus 113
Making Out Is Hard to Do 129
I Wish This Chapter Was More Exciting 156
The Annotated Nancy 160
Book 4 The Ballad of the Homesick Virgin
The First Verse: Geek in Crisis 205
The Second Verse: Performance Anxiety 219
And Now for the Chorus: Love Hurls 224
The Final Reprise 251
Book 5 Close Encounters of the Nerd Kind
Please Do Not Read This Chapter 255
The Book of Miracles: Otherwise Called How the Author Lost His Virginity 273
Happy Trails from the G-Rated Gigolo! 294
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2006

    totally halarious

    im only 100 pages into it and it is just halarious thats the only word to describe it.im only 15 and im a geek and i can actually kinda relate to it just go out and buy it!

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