About Me...


Jason Vuic is a writer and historian from Fort Worth, Texas, who specializes in popular-press writing and narrative storytelling for mass audiences. 


His first book, The Yugo: the Rise and Fall of the Worst Car in History, was reviewed in over one hundred print and web-based publications, including The Economist, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Car and Driver, Mother Jones, Wired, Slate, and Time. It was also one of five books mentioned in Vanity Fair’s March 2010 column “Hot Type” and was the “pick of the day” on the exclusive media website veryshortlist.com.

In 2016, Jason's latest book, The Yucks! Two Years in Tampa with the Losingest Team in NFL History, received glowing reviews from several dozen media outlets and publications, ranging from SB Nation and Fox Sports Radio to New York Sports DayChristian Science Monitor, Sports Illustrated, and the Tampa Bay Times. In November 2016, Jason discussed The Yucks! in a lengthy segment of WBUR's nationally-syndicated radio program Only a Game.

Jason has appeared on NPR’s "Weekend Edition" and APM’s "Marketplace," on "Fox and Friends in the Morning," on C-SPAN’s "Book TV," on CBC’s “The Current,” and on a live segment of Bloomberg News. A graduate of Wake Forest University, he holds an M.A. in history from the University of Richmond and a Ph.D. in history from Indiana University Bloomington. He has been both a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar and a Fulbright Scholar, and has given invited talks at such prestigious institutions as Washington and Lee University, the University of Tampa, and the Harvard Business School.

He does not own a Yugo...

Photo courtesy Katie Sheets


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Read "Finding Success through Failure," a recent article about Jason, in the Indiana University Alumni Magazine.

Illustration courtesy of IU

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