My Life, the Theater, and Other Tragedies (Hardcover)

By Allen Zadoff

Egmontusa, 9781606840368, 282pp.

Publication Date: May 10, 2011



High school sophomore Adam Zeigler, who lost his father to a sudden accident two years ago, thinks the best way to live life is behind the spotlight. As a member of the theater crew, he believes he's achieved it all when he wins the coveted job of spotlight operator. But that was before a young actress, Summer, appeared in his view. Instantly smitten, Adam is determined to win her over. But to do so, he'll have to defy his best friend and break the golden rule of his school: techies and actors don't mix.
Set against the backdrop of a high school production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, Zadoff's latest is a bromance, a love story, and theater story in one. The politics of love and high school collide as Adam struggles to find the courage to step out of the shadows and into the light.

About the Author

Allen Zadoff is a former theatrical director who now works as a writer, teacher, and magazine columnist. His debut YA novel, Food, Girls, and Other Things I Can't Have was published by Egmont last fall and won the Sid Fleischman Humor Award given by the SCBWI. He is also the author of an adult memoir, HUNGRY: Lessons Learned on the Journey from Fat to Thin. He is a graduate of the Harvard University Institute for Advanced Theater Training, and currently lives in Los Angeles. You can visit him online at"