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Ever Wondered What Astrophysics Can Teach You About the Dating Pool or How Quantum Particles Can Show You How to Ignore the Haters? New Book “Full-Frontal Nerdity” May Have the Answers

November 13, 2018

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 13, 2018--Since long before The Big Bang Theory made science geeks cool, K.S. Wiswell, a Kaplan Test Prep instructor and comedy writer in Los Angeles, has been a Sheldon trying to navigate a world of Pennys. From a self-professed übernerd comes “Full-Frontal Nerdity,” a collection of personal essays about applying all that “useless” book learning from school to the more practical pursuits of life, love, and releasing your inner quantum.

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“Full-Frontal Nerdity” is a collection of personal essays about applying all that “useless” book learning from school to the more practical pursuits of life, love, and releasing your inner quantum. (Photo: Business Wire)

What does a centuries-old math problem have to teach us about a woman’s biological clock and the pressure to marry? How is the history of Leap Day a cautionary tale about traditional gender roles and asserting power? How can Bayesian reasoning stop us from writing off a potential partner too early or letting a dud stick around too long? How can we learn to love our quirks, and, by doing so, release our inner quantum? In a series of short, light-hearted pieces, Wiswell’s new book, “Full-Frontal Nerdity,” will introduce readers to some fascinating nerdy concepts, explore the more practical lessons to be gleaned from those subjects, and provide a newfound depth of understanding about living, loving, and simply being in a humorously complex world.

The personal essays of “Full-Frontal Nerdity” also explore the struggles of being a thinking adult in an often-irrational world. The author takes inspiration from the many subjects that have sparked her curiosity over the years – statistics, mythology, physics, poetry, and even the history of pi – to gain insight into the everyday mysteries of living.

“Smart is sexy, but it can be really hard to believe that sometimes. I want to show people the hard-earned solace that comes from learning to love – and live with – your brain,” says Wiswell.

After graduating Harvard University with a degree in English Literature, she joined the corporate world (“to ward off the debt collectors,” she said), before moving to the West Coast and joining the famed improvisational comedy enterprise Second City. She then became the head writer of a popular, mostly-female sketch comedy troupe and went on to write screenplays, specializing in “rom coms that don’t treat women like idiots,” as she describes.

The book is priced at $12.99 and available for purchase on Amazon. An e-version will soon be available for $9.99.

About 750 Publishing

750 Publishing, a unit of Kaplan Test Prep ( www.kaptest.com ), publishes print and digital books on a range of topics designed to help you thrive in your career and personal life. All authors are Kaplan Test Prep employees who are experts in their respective fields.

Note to editors: Kaplan is a subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company (NYSE: GHC)

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