Revenge of the American Nerd

The nerds are back and they have come for their revenge.

Nerds. They’re a part of the high school social hierarchy -- even if they are at the bottom. Those higher in caste system of cool tried not to be seen with them yet no matter how much they ignored or bullied the nerds, they still needed them.

No one wants to be at the bottom but  the nerds never seemed to care. Who else would answer all the questions in class so everyone else could zone out? Who else would do your homework for you?

So now, years after geeks and squares quoted “Take me to your leader” from science fiction comics, their leader is coming to us.

That’s right, the head honcho of nerds is coming to San Diego -- and, of course, he’s stopping off at the Pacific Beach Public Library. Benjamin Nugent, author of “American Nerd: The Story of My People”, will be appearing for a book signing and discussion on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. and admission is free.

Nugent has written for The New York Times Magazine, Time, New York and (gasp!) GQ -- the manly magazine that is the epitome of “cool”.

So, there is “a new hope” (ha ha, snort) for all you dorks out there. May the force be with you.

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