Bad Kid

Bad Kid

A Memoir

Book - 2015
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"Discovering George Michael's Faith confirmed for David Crabb what every bully already knew: he was gay. What saved him from high school was finding a group of outlandish friends who reveled in being outsiders. David found himself enmeshed with misfits: wearing black, cutting class, staying out all night, drinking, tripping, chain-smoking, idolizing the Pet Shop Boys--and learning lessons about life and love along the way. Richly detailed with nineties pop-culture, and including black-and-white photos throughout, Bad Kid is as laugh-out-loud funny as it is poignant. David Crabb's journey through adolescence captures the essence of every person's struggle to understand his or her true self"--Back cover.
Publisher: New York :, Harper Perennial,, [2015]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780062371287
Branch Call Number: 305.76 C8831C
Characteristics: xiii, 334 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm


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Jul 03, 2016

Crabb has a very engaging style. I think it helps if you have heard him talk before. Look up his story about the time he dressed as Frederica Kruger for Halloween on youtube! The book is very funny even if you haven't heard him before, though.

Aug 04, 2015

I absolutely loved this book! It calls to every outsider, every teen-looking in, everyone who has felt like they were on their own. While young Crabb's choices make you laugh out loud and grimace in equal parts, you can't help but want to see how each of his escapades with his "freak" friends turns out. I would recommend this book to anyone who has every thought about taking a walk on the wild side, and about letting their inner "freak" out to play. It definitely let my inner rebel live vicariously!


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Aug 04, 2015

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Aug 04, 2015

A comical, down and dirty, honest-to-goodness story of a teen trying to find his identity set in early 90s Texas. While Crabb struggles with his own acceptance of his sexuality, and his fear of the reactions of friends and families, he goes from being an outsider completely to falling in with others who defy the local cultural norms. Hilarious and heart-wrenching in equal parts, the book follows his transition from awkward preteen to confident adult.


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