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Paul Zindel
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    (May 15, 1936-March 27, 2003)
    Born in Tottenville, Staten Island, New York
    Wrote play 'The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds' (1965)
    Wrote young adult novels 'The Pigman' (1968), 'My Darling, My Hamburger' (1969), 'Pardon Me, You're Stepping on My Eyeball!' (1976), 'Confessions of a Teenaged Baboon' (1978), 'The Pigman's Legacy' (1980), 'Attack of the Killer Fishsticks' (1993), 'The Surfing Corpse' (2001) and 'Camp Megadeath' (2003)
    He mocked his geometry teacher in his high school paper.
    He earned a degree in chemistry but spent only six months working in this field.
    He gave his novels very odd titles.
    He said he wrote for people who didn't like to read.
    He hurt his mother by his portrayal of her in the semi-autobiographical 'The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds.'
    After a string of acclaimed young adult novels, he spent 20 years writing forgettable horror fiction.
    He was raised by his disturbed, emotionally abusive mother.
    Many of his characters were based on students he taught in his science class.
    'The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds' won an Obie, a Pulitzer and was made into a film directed by Paul Newman.
    The readings he gave at high schools were extremely popular.
    'The Pigman," his best loved novel, is frequently banned for its offensive language.
    He revolutionized young adult fiction.

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