Believe it or not, "My Name is Will: A Novel of Sex, Drugs and Shakespeare" looks at William Shakespeare in a DIFFERENT point of view than I have ever read. Which is crazy because throughout school I have read every Shakespeare play and have written countless papers. Yet, Jess Winfield's new book is a breath of fresh air.
Picture Shakespeare's story, interspersed with the story of Willie Shakespeare Greenberg, a Master's student working on his thesis on Shakespeare and joining him on his road to self discovery.
I'm not going to say it's super scholarly, I doubt you'll be able to talk your English Professor to switch over to this piece of work, but it is extremely enjoyable!