Little New York Bastard: A Memoir

by M. Dylan Raskin | Biographies & Memoirs | This book has not been rated.
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Registered by candieb of Austin, Texas USA on 10/18/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by candieb from Austin, Texas USA on Thursday, October 18, 2007

From a 22-year-old “nobody from New York”‹a defiant, freewheeling first book in the tradition of cult classics like A FAN’S NOTES and THE FUCK-UP.

Meet M. Dylan Raskin (MDR to friends). At 22, he¹s the opposite of hip: a working-class college dropout and world-class malcontent who lives with his mother in Queens. Make that Flushing-stinking-Queens, to be precise‹”and if you know anything about the joint you know that it¹s a wretched, horrible place.” Don¹t get him wrong: it¹s not that he doesn¹t like New York, exactly, it¹s just that lately he¹s felt more and more at odds with everything‹his family, his generation, his hometown, even himself. One day he gets fed up and decides to take his freedom on the road, setting off for Chicago in a quixotic attempt to turn his life around.

Equal parts road story, coming-of-age memoir, and existential manifesto, LITTLE NEW YORK BASTARD is the true story of an outsider for the ages, a mixed-up kid who knows what he wants in life but has no idea how to get it. It¹s also an exhilarating addition to the literature of alienated young people looking for meaning in a world whose values seem utterly upside down.

Journal Entry 2 by candieb at Triumph Cafe OBCZ -3808 Spicewood Springs Rd in Austin, Texas USA on Saturday, August 20, 2011

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