About Jay

After an epic series of post-collegiate employment disasters, Jay Clark decided to refrigerate the casserole of failure he'd been noshing on since 2005 and write himself a cream-of-the-crap young adult novel. Thus, The Edumacation of Jay Baker was birthed, in 2008, and sold shortly thereafter to Christy Ottaviano Books, an imprint of Henry Holt and Co. These days, Jay can be found roaming around Virginia with a befuddled look on his face, wondering how he pulled off such an unlikely comeback.

Take 6 cold showers to become 20% tougher

Freezing raindrops keep falling on my headI was 1 of approximately 4.2 people watching an episode of The Numbers Game the other day when the dorky host said it only takes 6 showers to become 20-something-percent physically tougher.  Immediately, my brain was like, “You could do that easily, Jay … NOT!” See how that ****head talks to me? Determined to prove it wrong, I grabbed a towel, headed for my newly remodeled master bath, and proceeded to ruin the experience of having had it remodeled in the first place.

6 cheap decorating ideas to make your house less embarrassing

Can't put a price on $25 worth of fresh oxygen ... oops.
1. Refresh your moldy shower curtain.
Skip that $10k bathroom remodel and head to Target for a $10 shower curtain instead. Yes, you’ll still be stuck stepping into the same dank standard tub with golden shower head (no pun intended) every morning, but it’ll give your occasional houseguest something to admire while he/she makes your toilet gross.

9 tips for the next time you’re pulled over for speeding

Don't put your hands up ... he's going to shoot, anyway. A mixture of radar and douche-like particles.
Did your mother ever tell you not to speed? Mine did, especially on holiday weekends (more time for warnings). I listened. But according to the officer who pulled me over – quite possibly a rejected extra from 22 Jump Street – I was (allegedly) going 13 miles over on US Highway I-Should-Be-Able-To-Go-100-Because-There’s-Not-A-Car-In-Sight. Needless to say, I’m innocent.