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Adam Selzer

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Adam Selzer blocked Goodreads on his computer for years but now he's on here, so let him have it. His first book was HOW TO GET SUSPENDED AND INFLUENCE PEOPLE (now available in a "Now With More Swearing") edition, his next one is PLAY ME BACKWARDS (for satanic young adults), and his best known is probably I KISSED A ZOMBIE AND I LIKED IT, a Twilight satire that was not marketed as a satire.

He also writes the SMART ALECK'S GUIDE series and has published a bunch of Chicago history/ghostlore books.

You can also find him under the name SJ Adams, the name he used for SPARKS: THE EPIC, COMPLETELY TRUE BLUE (ALMOST) HOLY QUEST OF DEBBIE, which won a Stonewall honor and made the YALSA popular paperback list.

Did you  miss out on the sold out Mysterious Chicago: Grave Robbing 101 tours or the cemetery walks in October? Good news! I'll be teaming up with Atlas Obscura to run a few in November, as well. See mysteriouschicago.com for all the info.

In other news:

- Just Kill Me  is out in paperback! And Play Me Backwards, my YA novel for young adults who worship the devil, is an Illinois Reads pick for 2... Read more of this blog post »
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I Kissed a Zombie, and I Li...

3.32 avg rating — 1,769 ratings — published 2010 — 7 editions
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Play Me Backwards

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H. H. Holmes: The True Hist...

3.53 avg rating — 337 ratings — published 2017 — 8 editions
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The Smart Aleck's Guide to ...

3.97 avg rating — 211 ratings — published 2009 — 6 editions
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Your Neighborhood Gives Me ...

3.67 avg rating — 160 ratings — published 2009 — 4 editions
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How to Get Suspended and In...

3.68 avg rating — 156 ratings — published 2007 — 6 editions
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I Put a Spell on You: From ...

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Extraordinary*: *The True S...

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Just Kill Me

3.44 avg rating — 154 ratings — published 2016 — 5 editions
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A highly relatable book that will clear up your dandruff, reverse the effects of global warming, get kids to eat things besides chicken nuggets at restaurants, raise the value of 7-11 stock, convince millions to leave their homes to start a new life ...more
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“When you're dead, everything in the world is like a song that makes you cry.”
Adam Selzer, I Kissed a Zombie, and I Liked It

“The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was the most sweeping civil rights legislation of its day, and included women's rights as part of its reforms. Ironically, the section on women's rights was added by a senator from Virginia who opposed the whole thing and was said to be sure that if he stuck something about womens' rights into it, it would never pass. The bill passed anyway, though, much to the chagrin of a certain wiener from Virginia.”
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“Wow,” says Peter, “when your guidance counselor tells you to die, you really have problems.”
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