Jason Mulgrew

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Jason Mulgrew (born July 17, 1979), is the New York Times bestselling author of "Everything Is Wrong with Me" and "236 Pounds of Class Vice President," an apparently retired blogger and a formerly self-proclaimed "Internet Quasi-Celebrity." His popular blog titled "Everything Is Wrong With Me: 31, Bipolar, and Hungry" has received over 200 million hits since its inception. According to People magazine, and women around the world, he was one of the 50 Hottest Bachelors of 2005. In the article, "Bachelor Blogger", Mulgrew proclaimed to People magazine, "Women in the Midwest want to marry me!"[1]

The tone of Mulgrew's blog, for the most part, was humorous and self-deprecating. Usual topics included and poking fun at himself, particularly his weight, going out in NYC, drinking and sports. Mulgrew also included several stories dealing with his misadventures with women. Many entries featured his "Six Songs," listing the music he recommended and explaining why he enjoys each selection. Historically, Mulgrew updated his blog three to four times a week. As of June 2009 and coinciding with his move to Los Angeles, the frequency of updates had been substantially reduced. As of 2011, he is no longer actively blogging.

Variety magazine reported in September 2005 that DreamWorks Television was developing a sitcom for NBC based on Mulgrew's blog which would be about a young man in New York City "trying to make a go of it." [2] On January 22, 2007 Mulgrew announced that the network passed on the show.

Mulgrew is a 1997 graduate of Saint Joseph's Preparatory School in Philadelphia and a 2001 graduate of Boston College. A Philadelphia native, Mulgrew lived in Manhattan for approximately seven years, then moved to Los Angeles in June 2008. He has since returned to New York solely for the pizza. Mulgrew encourages readers to attend events in the New York City and tri-state areas, including a pub crawl weekend in July through the bars of North Wildwood, New Jersey.

Mulgrew's son, Patrick Mulgrew, was born on February 18, 2013.

Everything is Wrong with Me (Memoir)[edit]

Mulgrew's memoir was slated to be released by DK Publishing in the spring of 2007. However, in an interview on Glamour.com in November 2008, it was noted that his book would be published by HarperCollins.[3] Everything is Wrong with Me: A Memoir of an American Childhood Gone, Well, Wrong was released on March 2, 2010, and entered the New York Times bestseller list on August 26, 2012.[4]

236 Pounds of Class Vice President (Memoir)[edit]

In December 2010, Mulgrew announced that he would be writing a second book to be published by Harper Perennial. 236 Pounds of Class Vice President: A Memoir of Teenage Insecurity, Obesity, and Virginity which focuses on the author's high school years was released on February 2013. Mulgrew said, "It’s got all the pictures, half the footnotes, and a bunch of added content. I hope you guys will like it. And I hope neither my high school nor the people I knew as a teenager disown me."[5][citation needed] The book was released in February 2013.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bachelor Blogger". People.com. June 27, 2005. 
  2. ^ "TV arm ramping up development: DreamWorks Television offers full slate". Variety. Sep 20, 2005. 
  3. ^ Shapouri, Beth (November 11, 2008). "Blogging Babes (Dude Edition): Jason Mulgrew Takes on What Makeup And Hair Looks Guys Like". Glamour.com. 
  4. ^ "E-Book Nonfiction". The New York Times Book Review. August 26, 2012. 
  5. ^ Mulgrew, Jason (June 29, 2012). "Timeline". Facebook. 

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