Comfortably Awkward is Kenny Scudero’s debut self-published novel. He is a 22-year old author from New York City who looks forward to a bright future in writing. Kenny recently graduated from St. John’s University where he majored in Sport Management. At St. John’s, Kenny was Sports Editor for the University newspaper. After graduating from St. John’s, Kenny had trouble finding a job and wrote Comfortably Awkward based off that frustration. He is currently working on his second novel.
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Could you please tell us a bit about your book? The story? The characters?
I wrote this book during my unsuccessful job search after graduating from college. I had huge expectations and nothing really panned out so I got to writing. Eventually, I was able to come up with a story about this kid Albert Ferenzo who was a great student and a great person. He always did the right thing but he felt like he was getting nowhere by being one of the good guys. Albert starts to hate the corporate world because he can’t get into it and he sees them as robots and followers. Meanwhile, Albert encounters very funny and ironic people and situations as he is on a mission to do things himself and become successful. He ultimately wants to find happiness and pursue his dreams without having to be a soldier of corporate America.
How did you come up with the title and how much say did you have on the cover design?
I didn’t come up with a title until I finished writing the book. I wanted to pick a title that described the feel of the book. Comfortably Awkward seemed perfect because it’s not only a play on words but it also describes how we have to be in life. Almost every day, we face strange awkward situations. If you can’t learn to be comfortable in those situations, the world will eat you alive. The cover design was completely my idea. I described what I wanted it to be and my designing team created the exact picture I had in my mind.