EPISODES: My Life as I See It
by Blaze Ginsberg
“Hey, have you seen the one about the guy making sense of his life through television? I sat on my sofa all night and couldn’t take my eyes off it. It’s got a pace and an energy I haven’t seen for seasons. Check it out, it’s one of the best things on, a great, great show.”
-- Daniel Handler
“Blaze is BRAVE. Blaze is BOLD. Blaze blazes his own literary path with humor and pathos. Blaze has a capacity to translate the often untranslatable differences of human beings.... A triumph!”
-- Jamie Lee Curtis
“Major props to Blaze Ginsberg for his tour de force memoir, Episodes. The creative format, combined with the author’s total honesty, allow easy access to his differently-wired brain. Thank you, Blaze, for letting us in.”
--Ellen Hopkins, NYT bestselling author of CRANK and TWEAK
"I'm always happy to see examples of courage, intelligence, wit and talent, but to find ALL these qualities in a single book is amazing. Blaze Ginsberg is my new hero. I don't know any other writer more brave or honest, and how can you say anything better about a guy and his work than that?"
--Terry Trueman, author of Printz Honor book, STUCK IN NEUTRAL
"The categories "autobiography" or "memoir" don't fully express what this book is all about. EPISODES has all of the deep and human mystery of a novel. Here is a map to a strange and wonderful world."
--Ron Koertge, author of STONER AND SPAZ
"It's a privilege and a delight to be able to see the world through the eyes of Blaze Ginsberg. Episodes is fascinating, funny, poignant, frustrating, enlightening-and one-of-a kind unique."
-- A.M. Jenkins, Printz Honor recipient for REPOSESSED
"Blaze Ginsberg's memoir, EPISODES, is a deep, brilliant,
unapologetic and unbelievably fascinating tour through the mind of a young so-called "special needs" student, told with heart-breaking honesty and the kind of humor for which no adjectives currently exist. However the teen-age author has been labeled by his local school system, what makes him special on the page are the gripping and absolutely original details of his own - and by extension – the human condition. I can not think of a recent book I loved more than this one. Episodes is like nothing you will ever read. It is truly an inspiring, beautiful, life-changing and life-affirming work of art."
--Jerry Stahl, author of PERMANENT MIDNIGHT
“I read Blaze's book, Episodes, in one big glorious gulp. It was wacky and tender; insightful and funny. I was amazed and amused by its clever writing structure. I wish Blaze much success with his book. It deserves attention and careful reading.”
--Helen Foster James, Ed.D; Children's Literature Specialist