Thursday, January 21, 2010

Author Anthony Federico Releases Must Be Nice, College Humor Novel, And A College Story Contest

Author Anthony Federico has captured the essence of the college experience in Must Be Nice. Must Be Nice captures the very core of the college experience as seen though the lens of college classmate relationships, college parties and collegiate softball. He also announces the Must Be College contest that allows for submission of the funniest college stories

Author Anthony Federico has announced the release of his new novel, Must Be Nice. He has also announced the Must Be College Contest, an opportunity for anyone to submit their funniest college stories.

Must Be Nice is a hilarious work of fiction based on a true story. The book details a glorious season of spring softball as experienced by a group of second semester college seniors, poised on the threshold of graduation and the unfamiliar real world beyond. Line drives and double plays are blurred together with endless college parties and final exams as college comes to its inevitable and unforgettable end.

“In colleges across the country,” stated Mr. Federico, “I would estimate that 97% of 'next-morning' stories are exaggerated and embellished. In the mind's eye of the teller of that story, the average is replaced by the astounding. It is this subtle extra, this slight enhancement of every vivid detail, which gives the topic ‘college’ its brilliant cache as it recedes gently into one's memory bank under the category 'Glory Days.'”

Nearly all of us have our own favorite humorous college stories. To coincide with the release of Must Be Nice, Mr. Federico is giving everyone the opportunity to submit their own college stories. A form to submit a favorite college humor story, college party story or college sports story is available at his website. Those picked as favorites can be rewarded with copies of Must Be Nice and Must Be Nice gear. A portion of the proceeds from sales of the book go to benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

“I believe any current student or alumni will enjoy Must Be Nice,” stated Mr. Federico. “There are hundreds of thousands of college humor stories out there. This is one of them.”

Must Be Nice is available at, Barnes and Noble, and at his website at Mr Federico is available for media interviews, speaking engagements and books signings and can be reached using the information below or by email at

Must Be Nice
Anthony Federico.
ISBN: 978-0741456670


Author Anthony Federico hails from southern Connecticut. He is a 2006 graduate of Providence College where he majored in Theology. He works as an editor for ESPN in the Digital Media/Mobile department.


Anthony Federico