(new) BOY CRAZY: An Illustrated, Honest Memoir of a Troubled Teen in 1984, and the Top Ten Reasons I Survived High School (SAMPLE PAGES)

 Sample Pages for Booklet Now in Progress (20 pages). Thank you for being patient. This will be my first autobiographical work, but all my work comes from his place. I hope you enjoy and find it interesting. See bottom for NOTES on work.

FORWARD (first three paragraphs)

“I have a very problematic relationship with the men of McClatchy High School, Class of 1984. This subject is very difficult for me for reasons completely unrelated to the boys themselves. But I always feared being misunderstood, by these men in particular.

Like today, all men were trained to ferociously beat back any attempt to label them as gay with a fierce and angry denial. That system was in place long before we walked in the door, and gave them scars as well. That’s not their fault.

I was known, however, as a good judge of character. I was secretly boy crazy, and these guys were my top ten, for good reason. That was their fault. And they never got the send off from me they deserved.”

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NOTES

STATUS OF FINAL DRAFT: FIrst pass at the cover/spec cover (w/typo). About 30 pages. Everything is in the rough draft stage, but part one (my story) is pretty tight. Part Two (top ten) is 2/3 done and needs still needs more editing from an honest place. REVISED DEADLINE Finished in two weeks, posted to my site. I am also doing heavy graphic design with images from the yearbook, gimme a minute.

KEY NOTE SONGS

Spandau Ballet – True Depeche Mode – Question of Trust
10) Mr. Popular, reappraised. Song – Fame (irene cara or david bowie)
9) the Team Player – Song – What’s Your Name? Depeche Mode
8) Singapore – Song: “Get Thee Behind Me Satan” Ella Fitzgerald.
7) Mouse Sensei – Song – classic piece for Shakuhachi
6) Go Mifune (speed racer) – not pictured. Song – theme from Maha Go Go.
5) Punk Rock Jr. (may not remember me) Song – Only a Lad, Oingo Boingo
4) Harold and Kumar – Two guys. Song – I Want Candy “Bow Wow Wow”
3) Boyscout – sigh. Song: Precious Memories – Dolly Parton.
2) Dreamboat – sigh. Song: Don’t Dream It’s Over – Crowded House
1) Wiseacre – sign. Song: Jaws Theme Song, and Dazzle – Siouxsie and the Banshees

“Charges – Multiple Counts – Seduction of the Innocent, Inciting Homosexual Acts, these are serious charges, boys. There may be consequences. What do you have to say for yourselves?”

You can access all the songs on my youtube channel (public) here:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLc5AX98EvOAOna9ol-vuaRfSj5vPePW2a

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