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Middlesex Graduation Speech 2015

I was incredibly honored to give the commencement address at this year’s Middlesex Graduation. Thank you Class of 2015—I hope my advice doesn’t ruin you.


Faster Than a Bobcat

bobcat-ebike-openerCheck out my latest article in Bicycling Magazine, in which I try to keep up with an expert racer and outpace a bobcat—all while under the influence of Napa Valley’s finest.

What I Saw as an NFL Ball Boy


Check out my op-ed, “What I Saw as an NFL Ball Boy,” which appeared in the October 10th edition of the New York Times.

The End Is Not Near


Bicycling Magazine sent me on a suicide mission that I kind of survived.

I wrote about it in their May issue. Check it out for a story about risk, failure, and goateed angels.

A Few Updates

So I’ve been writing for a number of different publications lately, which has everything to do with a sudden burst of creativity and nothing to do with my publicist saying Eric you need to do this if you want to be rich and famous. Click on the pictures below if you’d like to check out the articles.
Also, I have a short story in the works which I’ll be posting on once I’m finished or have given up on it. Finally, I’m working on a new book, so keep your eye out for more information in the near future!


Huffington Post: Winning Back the Teenage Male Social Networking for College Students



Huffington Post: My Speech for 5th Grade Class President

Eric’s Bestselling College Memoir: “That Book About Harvard”

The bestselling “That Book About Harvard” is now available wherever books are sold! Follow the links below so you can buy several hundred copies.

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Follow on twitter: @ekester

“Just in time for graduation season, Kester, a writer for, shares his hilarious and poignant misadventures during his often humiliating first year at Harvard…With self-deprecation and clear eyes, he deftly manages to dispel some of the Harvard mythos and his illusions as he learns to not take his achievements or himself so seriously.” – Publishers Weekly

“Even if you didn’t go to an ultra-competitive school, you will still enjoy this book. Eric does a great job of poking fun at himself, his school and just about everything, without being offensive. It’s a great humor book that would be perfect for any kid who is just entering college. ” – Second Bookshelf on the Right

“This is a very funny memoir. I loved Kester’s writing style. He writes like he’s talking to a friend. There are no bars held. This would be a great book for anyone who likes funny memoirs. It could also be a really funny book for anyone in college or who will be going to college. If the new college students have any fears, Kester will alleviate them by making the college students glad that what happened to Kester did not happen to them…Bottom line: Laugh out loud funny!” –A Bookish Affair

“It’s alright” –Eric’s Dad

Ode to the Red Solo Cup