I am so tired of this cold, grey, snowy, sleety weather. Today I'm pretending it is 80 degrees and sunny, and I am sitting at the beach with the sun beating down, reading under an umbrella with an icy cold beverage. The book I have in my hand is called Bad Kid, and it's funny and poignant...the perfect mix of keeping it light but significant.
Filled with the music and popular culture of the late-eighties and early-nineties (which is so my scene), this coming-of-age memoir from comedian and The Moth host David Crabb tells his story about growing up gay and Goth in San Antonio, Texas
He discusses how he realized (thanks George Michael!) what every bully already knew: he was gay; and then found a group of people with whom it was completely possible to be himself. A group of outlandish friends who reveled in being outsiders: goths.
David started wearing black, cutting class, staying out all night, drinking, tripping, chain-smoking, idolizing The Smiths, Pet Shop Boys, and Joy Division—and learning lessons about life and love along the way. His journey through adolescence is very universal and everyone will be able to relate to the overarching desire to figure yourself out.
Get a galley now, and come pretend with me!