publication date: Thursday, August 29, 2013 (part of Summer 2013)

category: Literature

clue: Writing children's literature is good. Becoming a financial hit on your own after every publisher turned you down is awesome.

explanation: Clayton's self-published An Awesome Book become a best-seller. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, and Mike Rothstein

Summer 2013 Bonus Goos: The game's not over yet! We may have crowned the summer's winner already, but there's still a week and a half until the fall season begins. Enjoy these bonus goos that have no bearing on the score.

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