Marc Acito

Marc Acito

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in Bayonne, New Jersey, The United States
January 11, 1966



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For those who do not know me, I'm very famous. My debut novel, How I Paid for College: A Novel of Sex, Theft, Friendship and Musical Theater won the Oregon Book Awards' Ken Kesey Award for the Novel although I sometimes leave out the Oregon part to make it sound more important. It was also selected as a Top Ten Teen Pick by the American Library Association, though it still has not achieved my ultimate goal of being banned by irate fundamentalists. The New York Times chose College as an Editors Choice, it's been optioned for film by Columbia Pictures and is translated into five languages I can't read, though I can now say "cunnilingus" in Norwegian.

FUN FACT #1: My name is also an anagram for "A Comic Art," or "A Comic Rat," depending on how

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I want to highly recommend ordering Anne Mendel's Etiquette for anApocalypsewhen it comes out May 18th (it'll be on Amazon and at your local bookstore). Anne's book concerns a family living in 2020, after the world has ended. It's full of warmth, humor, wisdom, and practical survival tips (seriously!). You'll be missing out if you don't pick it up.[image error] Read more of this blog post »
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How I Paid for College (Edw...
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Attack of the Theater Peopl...
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Birds of a Feather
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Portland Queer: Tales of th...
3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 46 ratings — published 2009
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Gay City: Volume 2
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“So I kept reading, just to stay alive. In fact, I'd read two or three books at the same time, so I wouldn't finish one without being in the middle of another -- anything to stop me from falling into the big, gaping void. You see, books fill the empty spaces. If I'm waiting for a bus, or am eating alone, I can always rely on a book to keep me company. Sometimes I think I like them even more than people. People will let you down in life. They'll disappoint you and hurt you and betray you. But not books. They're better than life.”
Marc Acito, How I Paid for College

“There are moments in your life when you see yourself through someone else’s eyes, when your only hope of believing you’re capable of doing something is because someone else believes it for you.”
Marc Acito, How I Paid for College

“I'm a sucker for a guy with a big organ.”
Marc Acito, How I Paid for College
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