American Nerd

American Nerd

infobox Book
name = American Nerd: The Story of My People

image_caption =
author = Benjamin Nugent
country = flagcountry|United States
language = English
publisher = Scribner
release_date = May 13, 2008
media_type = Print (Hardback & Paperback)
pages = 240 pages (Hardcover)
ISBN-10 = 0743288017
ISBN-13 = 978-0743288019

"American Nerd: The Story of My People" is a book by Benjamin Nugent. The book discusses the history and origin of the term "nerd", as well as what the term means in today's age. Some of the important topics discussed include the racial differences for the term "nerd", such as how race played into Urkel, a nerdy character played by Jaleel White on the TV series "Family Matters".


The book and the author were featured on Last Call with Carson Daly as well as The Sound of Young America on NPR.


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