Bad Kid: A Memoir

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Product Details

Price
$14.99
Publisher
Harper Perennial
Publish Date
Pages
352
Dimensions
5.3 X 8.0 X 0.8 inches | 0.01 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780062371287

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About the Author

David Crabb is a performer, writer, teacher, and storyteller in New York City. He is a Moth StorySLAM host and three-time Moth Slam winner. His solo show Bad Kid was met with critical acclaim from the New York Times, Flavorpill, NY Metro, and many others, and named a New York Times Critics' Pick.

Reviews

"The author's story wonderfully captures the awkwardness, strife, and even terror of his experience as a gay teen; it is also upbeat, endearing, and achingly funny. A vivid and dramatic slice of adolescence."--Kirkus Reviews
"I expected a memoir from David Crabb to be funny; what I wasn't prepared for is how touching it is. It's a story of finding oneself in adolescence for anyone who has ever felt like an outsider."--Teddy Wayne, author of The Love Song of Jonny Valentine and Kapitoil
"Crabb winds up taking us to the sweet spot of literature: the truth. I rarely laugh or cry when reading. Bad Kid moved me to both."--Brad Gooch, author of Smash Cut
"You simply won't find a more hilarious and captivating storyteller than David Crabb. His tales of a misspent youth are jaw-dropping, but clearly, his head and heart stayed gold."--Kevin Allison, writer and performing member of MTV's The State
"How can this author's painful coming-out story-set in Texas be so utterly hilarious? Only David Crabb could transform loneliness and awkwardness and heartache into a laugh-out-loud, '90s-music-blasting, eyeliner-dripping joy ride. Bad Kid is a must-read."--Diana Spechler, author of Who by Fire and Skinny
"With just the right mix of humor and pathos, Crabb recounts cringe-worthy teenage milestones like a forced first kiss and the unwanted gift of a car. Not everyone had to face what he did, but all can empathize with Bad Kid."--Booklist
"...engaging memoir...Crabb presents this hormone-fueled roller-coaster ride with humor and sensitivity, and draws moving portraits of the people who provided him with a community. Crabb's exploration of the intensity, and necessity, of teen friendships especially resonates."--Publishers Weekly