We Should Hang Out Sometime will be a very funny and often poignant memoir about author Josh Sundquist's teenage
quest for love. Last year, when Josh turned 26, he finally found a "real"
relationship. Before that, his curiosity about what was stopping him from
finding a girlfriend led him to contact all of the "ones who got away" from his
high school years and ask them earnestly what had gone wrong. Those conversations
inspired Josh to write We Should Hang Out
Sometime, the true story of a boy who had all of the best intentions, but
quite a bumpy road to love.
Editorial thoughts: Told in an accessible and humorous voice, Josh's story should speak to young people who feel like they'll never find that "someone special." Unlike other teen memoirs on the market, We Should Hang Out Sometime is NOT an issue book or a super sad book; it's the kind of read that really could be labelled as "feel good." I will work with Josh to find the best narrative arc for his dating stories--one initial idea is to break the book into sections that cover his interactions with one girl. Additionally, we'll work to ensure that the story is timely and does not veer into nostalgia (which could turn off teens).
Praise for We Should Hang Out Sometime:
An Amazon.ca Best Books of December 2014 for Children and Teens Selection
A YALSA 2015 Teens Top Ten Nominee
2015 Goodreads Choice Awards Nominee
"You should read this book sometime. I loved it so much!"
—Justine Ezarik, New York Times bestselling author of I, Justine: An Analog Memoir
"Sundquist is a storyteller-flawed, wry, laid-back and sympathetic. Anyone who's felt awkward will alternately (or simultaneously) wince and burst out laughing at his earnest misadventures with stalkers, "Close Fast Dancing" and flow charts... but above all, they'll be rooting for Sundquist to hang out with a girl. Funny, sympathetic and poignant, Sundquist's memoir has a high probability of success."
Josh Sundquist is a Paralympic ski racer, cancer survivor, popular YouTube vlogger, motivational speaker, and Halloween enthusiast. Every Tuesday, Josh releases a new video to 200,000-plus subscribers on his YouTube channel. He is the author of We Should Hang Out Sometime and the bestselling Just Don't Fall. As a motivational speaker, Josh speaks to schools, conventions, and corporations across the world. He invites you to visit him online at joshsundquist.com or follow him at @JoshSundquist.