About Me...

 

Originally from Punta Gorda, FL, Jason Vuic is an award-winning author and historian based in Fort Worth, Texas, who specializes in creative nonfiction. 

His first book, The Yugo: the Rise and Fall of the Worst Car in History, received rave reviews in over 100 print and web-based publications, including The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Car and Driver, Mother Jones, Wired, Slate, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 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 The Yucks! Two Years in Tampa with the Losingest Team in NFL History, garnered wide acclaim from several dozen media outlets and publications, ranging from SB Nation and Fox Sports Radio to New York Sports Day, The Christian Science Monitor, Sports Illustrated, and the Tampa Bay Times. 

In 2021, Jason published The Swamp Peddlers, a tale of misguided land development in Florida during the grow-at-any-cost 1950s and '60s, which won the Phillip and Dana Zimmerman Gold Medal Prize for Florida Nonfiction at the 2021 Florida Book Awards, as well as the 2021 Charlton Tebeau Award for outstanding general interest book from the Florida Historical Society.

A skilled lecturer and speaker, Jason has appeared on NPR’s "Weekend Edition," APM’s "Marketplace," "Fox and Friends," CBC’s "The Current," and C-SPAN’S "Book TV."  

 

Jason is a graduate of Wake Forest University, and holds an M.A. in history from the University of Richmond and a Ph.D. in history from Indiana University Bloomington. He was named both a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar and a Fulbright Scholar, and has given invited talks at such prestigious institutions as the Ohio State University and

the Harvard Business School.

He does not own a Yugo...

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