"The Choke Artist is brilliantly sneaky. David Yoo is so funny that sometimes you forget he’s writing about his (and America’s) deepest, most basic fears...his humor leavening yet never concealing the pain of not having enough faith in oneself."

- Stewart O'Nan (author of The Odds and Emily, Alone)


David Yoo’s first collection of essays, The Choke Artist: Confessions of a Chronic Underachiever (Grand Central) was published June 19, 2012.

He is the author of the YA novels Stop Me If You’ve Heard This One Before (Hyperion), a Chicago Best of the Best selection, and Girls For Breakfast (Delacorte), an NYPL Books For the Teen Age selection and a Reading Rants Top Ten Books for Teens choice, along with a middle grade novel, The Detention Club (Balzer + Bray), published in 2011.



Short story in anthology, Open Mic (Candlewick)

The Choke Artist: Confessions of a Chronic Underachiever (Grand Central)

Upcoming Events:

Sunday, July 10, 2016
Pine Manor College
Chestnut Hill, MA

Recent Events:

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Author Visit
Littleton High School
Littleton, MA

Thursday, April 14, 2016
Chenery Author Festival
Chenery Middle School
Belmont, MA

Saturday, April 23, 2016
New Hampshire Writers’ Project
Writers Day 2016
Southern New Hampshire University

Saturday, January 4, 2015
Pine Manor College
Chestnut Hill, MA

Sunday, January 18, 2015
Reading (w/Les Standiford)
Writers in Paradise Conference
Eckerd College
St. Petersburg, FL

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
School Visit
Hopkinton High
Hopkinton, MA

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
School Visit
The Fenn School
Concord, MA

Friday, May 9, 2014
School Visit
Parker Middle School
Reading, MA

Friday, January 3, 2014
Reading w/Robert Lopez
Pine Manor College

Friday, November 22, 2013
Book signing
Hynes Convention Center, Boston

Saturday, April 27, 2013
Newburyport Literary Festival
Newburyport, MA

Wednesday, April 24, 2013
MLA Conference
Cambridge, MA

Monday, April 15, 2013
Skype Visit

Wednesday, March 6, 2013
AWP Conference
Hynes Convention Center
Boston, MA

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Asian American Cultural Center
University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Reading w/Stewart O’Nan
Eckerd College Writers’ Conference
St. Petersburg, FL

Thursday, Jan 10, 2013
Reading w/Amy Hoffman and Julia Glass
Pine Manor College
Chestnut Hill, MA

See Blog for full schedule of events, news, reviews, etc.