Josh Lieb is a producer on The Simpsons and The Daily Show, and is the author of I am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to be Your Class President. Given Lieb’s credentials, I am a Genius... could be funnier, but this is still a good book. It is the story of Oliver Watson, a super genius. While most of us have a few hazy memories of our first five years, Oliver remembers the sound and smells of his birth. His second memory is of realizing that his soft, sloppy, simple mother will be terrified of his intelligence, while his self-absorbed, condescending father doesn't deserve to know he has produced a genius son. Oliver decides then and there that he will pretend to be an idiot, while secretly organizing his business and criminal empire.
By 12, Oliver is the third richest person in the world, but at school and home he acts like a simpleton who can barely tie his own shoes. When the meanest girl in school nominates him for class president, he declines, but after listening to his father’s sanctimonious speech on the value of student government, he decides to run. Oliver doesn’t want to be class president: he wants to get his father to notice him and to crush his father’s spirit. What follows is a campaign like no other: Oliver will stop at nothing- not destabilizing nations, stealth missiles, manipulating the press or hiring a girlfriend for his opponent's dad- to be class president.