Huffington Post Founding Editor Roy Sekoff Releases Hilarious Literary Debut

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If David Sedaris, Chelsea Handler, Larry David, and Caitlin Moran had the unlikeliest orgy in history, the resulting love child might one day write a book like Roy Sekoff’s debut, Lacks Self-Control: True Stories I Waited Until My Parents Died to Tell [Big A Books, June 2018].

Taking its title from Sekoff’s kindergarten teacher’s strikingly prophetic report card proclamation (“Although he is generally agreeable, Roy lacks self-control”), this summer’s release of Lacks Self-Control marks the arrival of a collection of stories that 99% of the population would be too reticent, embarrassed — or, let’s face it, polite — to write down, let alone share with the world. Which is, of course, precisely the point.

Caroming between Sekoff’s Miami childhood, overstimulated adolescence, and A-list adjacent adulthood, Lacks Self-Control is a rambunctious, rollicking, occasionally raunchy read that re-introduces Roy Sekoff — best known as the founding editor of the Huffington Post and co-creator of HuffPost Live — to the realm of public life, following his 2016 departure from the media juggernaut he helped to create.

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From a teenage pilgrimage to a Times Square porn superstore to life-changing experiences with high colonics and psychic readings to his deep catalogue of close encounters of the celebrity kind, Lacks Self-Control chronicles Sekoff’s unwavering commitment to overshare — culminating in an uproarious, relatable, and addictive memoir that proves impossible to put down from the first page forward.

“I walked away from a high-profile, high-paying, completely secure job as second-in-command at HuffPost to rest, relax, and spend more time with my family,” Sekoff explains. “The idea of leaving a job to ‘spend more time with your family’ has become a standard punchline — but in my case, it was actually true.”

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