Ginger Kid Mostly True Tales from a Former Nerd
  • Imprint: Amulet Paperbacks
  • Publication Date: March 5, 2019
  • Price: $9.99
  • Trim Size: 5 12 x 8 14
  • ISBN: 978-1-4197-3359-8
  • EAN: 9781419733598
  • Page Count: 304
  • Illustrations: Photographs throughout
  • Format: Paperback
  • Rights: World/All
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In Ginger Kid, popular comedian Steve Hofstetter grapples with life after seventh grade . . . when his world fell apart. Formatted as a series of personal essays, Steve walks readers through awkward early dating, family turbulence, and the revenge of the bullied nerds. This YA nonfiction paperback edition is sure to be the beloved next volume for any kid who’s ever felt like a misfit, and for those who dream big.


"Funny and heartfelt"
"Good advice offered with a light but realistic touch make this a strong collection addition that will inspire teen readers to reach for challenges and friends beyond school walls. His journey holds much wisdom for adults, too, especially for those working with young people."
VOYA Magazine
"For those who are ready to graduate from 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' who want to see a self-proclaimed nerd progress in life, this is a welcome next choice. Told in tales of foibles and triumphs, this book is a positive example of perseverance."
School Library Journal
"While [Hofstetter] is living a life of fame, travel, and financial success that many kids no doubt dream of, his origin story is a humble one; indeed, it is the sheer ordinariness of his experiences that will likely prove to be their most inspiring aspect."
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

About the author

Steve Hofstetter is an LA-based comedian, actor, and YouTube personality. He’s one of the top-booked comic acts on the college circuit and has written humor columns for the New York Times,, and He’s also the host and executive producer of Laughs on FOX and Finding Babe Ruth on FS1. His live comedy albums have ranked in Billboard’s Top 20 in comedy and #1 on iTunes’s comedy charts.