I Am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to Be Your Class President
By Josh Lieb
(Razorbill, Hardcover, 9781595142405, 304pp.)
Publication Date: October 13, 2009
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Family Guy meets Election in this hilarious young adult debut!
Twelve-year-old Oliver Watson’s got the IQ of a grilled cheese sandwich. Or so everyone in Omaha thinks. In reality, Oliver’s a mad evil genius on his way to world domination, and he’s used his great brain to make himself the third-richest person on earth! Then Oliver’s father—and archnemesis—makes a crack about the upcoming middle school election, and Oliver takes it as a personal challenge. He’ll run, and he’ll win! Turns out, though, that overthrowing foreign dictators is actually way easier than getting kids to like you. . . Can this evil genius win the class presidency and keep his true identity a secret, all in time to impress his dad?
Josh Lieb is the Emmy-winning co-executive producer of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and has worked on such shows as The Simpsons and Newsradio. This is his first YA novel. He lives in New York City with his wife, Beata, and their dog, Lollipop
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