My review of Larry Doyle's I Love You, Beth Cooper appears in this Sunday's New York Times Book Review. Here's the opening.
As long as there are nerds among us, they will seek their revenge. The pimply-faced debate captain lusting after the head cheerleader is an archetype nearly as durable as the hero’s journey or the star-crossed lovers. In his debut novel, “I Love You, Beth Cooper,” Larry Doyle, a television writer whose credits include (promisingly) “The Simpsons” and (less so) “Beavis and Butt-Head,” gives a 21st-century gloss to this familiar tale.
You can read the rest here, where it's paired with a great bit of artwork by Ward Sutton.