Copies sold in 30+ countries around the world! ★ "Heart-thumping memoir, really felt what it was like to be in this kid's head. As someone who grew up in similar circumstances, I could relate to the drowning underneath-fakeness of the rich community he was surrounded by."
★ "This book is part memoir, part rage-inducer, and part inside look into World of Warcraft. It was a good read."
★ "I am a die-hard fan of Nic & now I am obsessed over his writing. A must-read book for anyone who wants to succeed in life but doesn't know how to do it."
When people think of World of Warcraft, they think of a socially awkward, acne-faced teenager with "no life." Confessions of a Teenage Gamer challenges those stereotypes and shows how a high school kid from the midwest, born into a wealthy family with every opportunity at his fingertips, ends up fracturing his spine playing hockey and finding his purpose in a video game. Confessions of a Teenage Gamer is funny in its honest retellings of teenage puberty, witty in its commentary on high school advice, and is a gaming romance that encourages readers to question which is more important: success or happiness. This true story draws parallels between sports, music, and video games-and shows how, at the core, they teach many of the same lessons. With a successful spine surgeon for a father, a music teacher for a mother, and a house full of driven, high-achieving siblings, Nicolas Cole's Confessions of a Teenage Gamer shows what it takes to become one of the highest-ranked World of Warcraft players in North America-even if it costs everything in the real world to achieve it.