How to Lose Everything: A Mostly True Story (Paperback)

A Mostly True Story

By Philipp Mattheis, Kathryn Malczyk (Translator)

Zest Books, 9781936976409, 207pp.

Publication Date: July 23, 2013



Jonathan, Sam, Schulz, and Eric usually spend their summers hanging out at the park, skateboarding and dreaming about the time when they'll finally move out of the suburbs. But in the summer of 1994, the four teenagers find a small fortune hidden inside an abandoned house. What starts out as a blessing soon turns into a curse, however, as stress, drugs, and dwindling funds raise some serious questions about the future. Eighteen years later Jonathan returns to that life-changing summer to tally up the cost of that discovery, exploring how a broken dream led to a totally renewed sense of purpose.

About the Author

Philip Mattheis has been an editor for one of Germany's most popular youth magazines since 2008, and occasionally writes for NEON as well. He lives in Munich.