Steven Goldman

Steven Goldman is the author of the Young Adult novel Two Parties, One Tux, and a Short Film About the Grapes of Wrath ,which was listed as one of the "outstanding books" of 2009 by the Rainbow Project. His essay collection, Four Square and the Politics of Sixth Grade Lunch, was published in 2011 (under the name Arthur Goldman), and was a book club pick for the National Middle School Association. His work has also appeared in a number of both professional and literary journals including The Gettysburg Review, Nimrod, Phi Detla Kappan, and Ascent. A graduate of Haverford College, Steven holds a Masters in Educational Administration from Teachers College, Columbia University and an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College. He is currently on the faculty of the Jewish Community Day School in Watertown, Massachusetts. Steven lives in Boston with his wife and two sons.

Quirky writing habit:
I have 12 badges on 750 (if you dont know the site, check it out). I dont seem motivated by petty things like money or success, but it seems that I will do anything for a virtual merit badge. 


Mitchell Wells may not survive eleventh grade. He really only has one friend, his best friend, David. His normally decent grade point average is in limbo due to a slightly violent, somewhat inappropriate claymation film. And girls . . . well, does hanging out with his sister count?

When David tells Mitchell he’s gay, Mitchell’s okay with it—but it still seems to change things. Since David’s not out to anyone else, the guys agree to be set up with prom dates. Then, one of the most popular girls in school decides she must date Mitchell, and he’s gone from zero to two girlfriends in sixty seconds.
From his pending English grade, to his floundering friendship, to his love life—the one thing that’s taken a bizarre turn for the better—Mitchell is so confused, he’ll be lucky if he lasts another week in high school! And then there’s the prom . . .
With a wickedly funny voice and a colorful cast of characters, Steven Goldman has written a novel for every reader—even those who like high school!