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Tales of the Madman Underground

Barnes, John, 1957- (Book - 2011)
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In September 1973, as the school year begins in his depressed Ohio town, high-school senior Kurt Shoemaker determines to be "normal," despite his chaotic home life with his volatile, alcoholic mother and the deep loyalty and affection he has for his friends in the therapy group dubbed the Madman Underground.
Authors: Barnes, John, 1957-
Statement of Responsibility: John Barnes
Title: Tales of the Madman Underground
Publisher: New York : Speak, 2011
Characteristics: 532 p. ; 21 cm.
Sold by: Speak
Notes: "A Michael L. Printz honor book"--Cover
Contents: The year of being normal
How the most expensive pizza of my life resulted in delayed gratzification
Eight Madmen, the biggest asshole in Ohio and one very normal guy
How to get your very own Madman nickname
Normal guys walk with pretty girls who giggle
A word from my sponsor
Shoemaker's kid
Tales of the Madman Underground
"Don't be an asshole," explained in easy-to-understand terms
Cussing a blue streak does not work on goddam ghoul bastards
I was a third-grade Communist
Two stooges short of an act
An afternoon down the toilet
In their backseat or at McDonald's, the Madmen sleep tonight
That, son, was the Lone Madman
The value of anything
Tonto joins the All-Faggot Midnight Softball League
Tales the Madmen never tell
Love, waffles, Capitalism, Scooby-Doo, and a grave in the rain
You can't throw away a great deal like that
How many Madman stories ever made any sense?
Paradise lost, bedshitter found, Paradise regained
Water under the bridge, letting the cat out of the bag, everyone's beautiful naked, and several other clichés
The long end of the stick isn't so hot either
A completely normal Monday, if you happen to be a Madman
How Uncle Al became my favorite Hollering Asshole, and vice versa
I love the McDonald's crowd, I always feel like I'm coming home here.
Summary: In September 1973, as the school year begins in his depressed Ohio town, high-school senior Kurt Shoemaker determines to be "normal," despite his chaotic home life with his volatile, alcoholic mother and the deep loyalty and affection he has for his friends in the therapy group dubbed the Madman Underground.
Subject Headings: Ohio History 20th century Juvenile fiction Schools Juvenile fiction High schools Juvenile fiction Mothers and sons Juvenile fiction Alcoholism Juvenile fiction Friendship Juvenile fiction Emotional problems of children Juvenile fiction Ohio History 20th century Fiction Schools Fiction High schools Fiction Mothers and sons Fiction Alcoholism Fiction Friendship Fiction Emotional problems Fiction Coming of age Fiction
Topical Term: Schools
High schools
Mothers and sons
Alcoholism
Friendship
Emotional problems of children
Ohio
Schools
High schools
Mothers and sons
Alcoholism
Friendship
Emotional problems
Coming of age
ISBN: 0142417025
9780142417027
Branch Call Number: FIC B
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