The Boy in the Wrinkled Shirt is the debut work from comedic fiction author Joe DeProspero. This is the story of an unfulfilled, neurotic office worker who does what most underachievers long to do- walks out on his job. This painfully funny narrative details the inner-most thoughts of a man who’s as bitter as he is hopeful, as he embarks on a journey into uncertainty and unemployment. DeProspero provides a fresh voice that is sardonic and relatable whose main character is incredibly flawed, yet devastatingly real. Drawing direct comparisons to humorist David Sedaris, DeProspero weaves a web of awkward dialogue and human interaction that would make even Larry David cringe. The entire story is written from the first-person perspective, and reads much like an obsessive compulsive man’s journal entries, as Danny is forced to deal with his own failures while trying to find happiness in even the most unlikely of places.