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Tim Federle

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San Mateo , The United States



Anything Broadway; everything Chipotle

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June 2011


Tim Federle is an award-winning writer whose works include the New York Times notable books "The Great American Whatever" and "Better Nate Than Ever," the global bestseller "Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist," and the Tony-nominated Broadway musical "Tuck Everlasting."

A native of San Francisco who grew up in Pittsburgh, Tim now divides his time between New York City and the internet.

Say hi at TimFederle.com and on Twitter @TimFederle

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Average rating: 3.83 · 33,511 ratings · 6,343 reviews · 20 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Great American Whatever

3.70 avg rating — 6,035 ratings — published 2016 — 12 editions
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Better Nate Than Ever (Bett...

3.93 avg rating — 7,312 ratings — published 2013 — 16 editions
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Tequila Mockingbird: Cockta...

4.05 avg rating — 3,289 ratings — published 2013 — 5 editions
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Five, Six, Seven, Nate! (Be...

4.12 avg rating — 2,532 ratings — published 2014 — 11 editions
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Gone with the Gin: Cocktail...

4.14 avg rating — 204 ratings — published 2015 — 4 editions
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Nate Expectations (Better N...

4.23 avg rating — 387 ratings — published 2018
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Tommy Can't Stop!

3.73 avg rating — 334 ratings — published 2015 — 2 editions
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Life Is Like a Musical: How...

4.01 avg rating — 356 ratings — published 2017 — 8 editions
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Are You There God? It's Me,...

3.83 avg rating — 149 ratings — published 2018 — 3 editions
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Hickory Daiquiri Dock: Cock...

4.32 avg rating — 68 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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"I got an ARC of LIFE IS LIKE A MUSICAL at BookCon last month and, I'm going to be honest, I didn't know a thing about this book except the title and the author when I got in line for a copy. It's the author that hooked me - I read Tim Federle's GREAT" Read more of this review »
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“So what do you like about New York so much? That you would venture all the way here and not tell anyone?”
“Two boys were dancing together in a club,” I want to say, “and nobody stopped them.”
Tim Federle, Better Nate Than Ever

“What is life, it comes to me, without the occasional risk of pizza?”
Tim Federle, Summer Days and Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories
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“We take everything out to Geoff's car and I'm eating a peach in the front seat and it's dripping everywhere and, you see, this is the problem with fruit. It only seems portable and convenient. Turns out you need a hazmat suit and six towels to eat a peach.”
Tim Federle, The Great American Whatever


What book should we read in March?

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A Snicker of Magic (write-in)
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a snicker of magic (write-in)
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josephine (write-in)
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Angel island (write-in)
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Five, six, seven, Nate (write-in)
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