Literary Nonfiction. Memoir. From the comedic, often luminous mind of Ben Tanzer comes a memoir about one of life's true complexities: being cool. Written in touching vignettes, like snapshots of history, Tanzer eloquently illuminates his past with humor and resolve. From crushing on columnists of Tiger Beat magazine to losing his virginity after his "second attempt to do so"; from his love of Comic Con and Sci–Fi to his struggles with infertility, BE COOL is a confession to a generation of readers, done so with acute precision and utmost trust.
Ben Tanzer is the author of Orphans, which won the 24th Annual Midwest Book Award, Lost in Space, The New York Stories, and SEX AND DEATH. He has also contributed to Punk Planet, Clamor, and Men's Health, serves as Senior Director, Acquisitions for Curbside Splendor, and frequently speaks on the topics of messaging, framing, social media, blogging, fiction, essay writing and independent publishing. He lives in Chicago with his wife and children.Author City: CHICAGO, IL USA