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Todd Strasser

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Todd Strasser has written many critically acclaimed novels for adults, teenagers, and children, including the award-winning Can’t Get There from Here, Give a Boy a Gun, Boot Camp, If I Grow Up, Famous, and How I Created My Perfect Prom Date, which became the Fox feature film Drive Me Crazy. Todd lives in a suburb of New York and speaks frequently at schools. Visit him at ToddStrasser.com.

Photo credit: Michael Lavine

Todd Strasser

Become a Fan

Todd Strasser has written many critically acclaimed novels for adults, teenagers, and children, including the award-winning Can’t Get There from Here, Give a Boy a Gun, Boot Camp, If I Grow Up, Famous, and How I Created My Perfect Prom Date, which became the Fox feature film Drive Me Crazy. Todd lives in a suburb of New York and speaks frequently at schools. Visit him at ToddStrasser.com.

Photo credit: Michael Lavine

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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Todd Strasser
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. You don't have to love reading everything, just something

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Hawaii

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Being unable to finish the book I'm writing

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Surfing

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. A time machine

Author Voices

December 22, 2008

Young people often ask who inspired you to become a writer, or influenced you early in your so-called career. You are always reluctant to tell them that Bob Dylan was a tremendous influence (not just on you, but on much of your generation, as well as on several generations to follow). Your reluctance stems from the feeling that the Bob Dylan young people think of today is not the same person you’re referring to.

 

Your memory of the 1960s is a bit hazy (as per the old nugget, “If you remember it, you weren’t there.”) But somewhere around 1967 you discovered Bob Dylan’s album, Blonde on Blonde, which had... see more

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