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“Gut Check” Available Now!

Available at:

Amazon
Barnes & Noble
Target
Macmillan
Apple iBooks

*An Amazon Best Book of August!*
*A Junior Library Guild Selection*

“Readers don’t have to like football in order to love this book . . . a brilliant debut . . . the storyline plays both offense and defense with perfection. Can the hero of a sports story be an overweight, ignored, nonathletic team mascot plucked from obscurity to land in the limelight? You bet! A winner.” ―Kirkus Reviewsstarred review

A darkly comic high-school drama about brotherhood, body image, concussions, and toxic masculinity from Eric Kester, the Boston Globe bestselling adult author of That Book About Harvard.

Wyatt has wanted nothing more than to play football on Grayport’s championship-winning team. But not for the fame, glory, or girls. It’s his last chance to build a relationship with his older brother Brett, the star quarterback, before he leaves for college. Now that their team has gained national attention, a big win could be just what the small town needs in order to rebound from a fishing season that has been devastated by Red Tide. But when Brett suffers a terrible concussion, Wyatt must decide if keeping his brother’s secret is worth risking his scholarship future.

Told with irreverent humor reminiscent of Carl Hiaasen, and a stark honesty about brotherhood and masculinity for fans of Andrew Smith, Gut Check explores the struggle of grappling with uncomfortable truths.

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

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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

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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.

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.

Order on Amazon

Kindle Edition

Barnes & Noble

Become a Facebook fan!

Follow on twitter: @ekester

“Just in time for graduation season, Kester, a writer for collegehumour.com, 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

“That Book About Harvard” is a Boston Globe Bestseller!

Order on Amazon

Kindle Edition

Barnes & Noble

Become a Facebook fan!

Follow on twitter: @ekester

“Just in time for graduation season, Kester, a writer for collegehumour.com, 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