Journal of a Schoolyard Bully by Farley Katz
Notes on Noogies, Wet Willies, and Wedgies

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In the tradition of the mega successful DIARY OF A WIMPY KID and DORK DIARIES comes Niko Taylor, a school bully who must keep a journal to right all the wrongs he has done, but Niko, being a habitual trouble-maker, has other ideas.   Niko Kaylor, the terror of his middle school, doles out wedgies and collects money he doesn’t need. When he is forced to begin keeping a journal of his activities to curb his bullying ways, he secretly turns his diary into a how-to guide for bullies.  Now, against the wishes of his peers, Niko plans to conquer his middle school and teach everyone a lesson in bullying, including his teachers.  
 

About Farley Katz

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At twenty-seven, FARLEY KATZ is the youngest staff cartoonist for The New Yorker, where he's published more than fifty cartoons. Last year he wrote and edited The New Yorker's comedy blog, The Cartoon Lounge. He's written jokes and drawn cartoons for Mad Magazine, Saturday Night Live, and The Harvard Lampoon, where he was an editor in college. After graduating, he moved to Los Angeles where he developed a comedy pilot for Endemol, and wrote and directed for Budweiser’s Bud T.V. His work has appeared on Eater.com and in Narrative magazine. He lives in New York City where he writes and draws the webcomic Kids Are Dumb (kidsaredumb.com).  
 
Published September 13, 2011 by St. Martin's Griffin. 208 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books. Fiction

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Katz picks the low-hanging…er, fruit of boogers, poop and farts to fill out his young antihero’s arsenal of tricks and tips for successful bullying.

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Asserting that he bullies because he's "great at it," Niko starts off by dunking a "wimp" head-first in a toilet and locking the debate team in the gym lockers, but as the book progresses, events depart from any resemblance to reality, with Niko targeting adults and ending up bullied himself whil...

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Read full review > "Packaged to recall other diary tales of middle school (faux-spiral binding, scratchy, faux-handprinted type--often hard to read--and roughly drawn illustrations), this take on the rotten inner life of a true bully is a mixed bag.

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