Todd Strasser

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Todd Strasser has written many award-winning novels for adults, teenagers and children including Boot Camp, Can't Get There from Here, Give a Boy a Gun and Girl Gives Birth to Own Prom Date, the latter of which was adapted for the Fox feature film Drive Me Crazy, with script by Rob Thomas. Todd Strasser speaks frequently at schools. He lives in Westchester County, New York.

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Books by this Author

Price of Duty
No Place
How I Spent My Last Night On Earth
Give a Boy a Gun
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My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

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

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Those who keep trying

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. On the Fugee's "The Score," at this moment

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. a cornucopia

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. My children

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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