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Tales of the Madman Underground : an historical romance, 1973

Author: John Barnes
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : Secondary (senior high) school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
History
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Barnes
ISBN: 9780670060818 067006081X
OCLC Number: 236344977
Awards: Michael L. Printz Honor for Excellence in Young Adult Literature, 2010.
Target Audience: 1040
Description: 532 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: The year of being normal --
How the most expensive pizza of my life resulted in delayed gratification --
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./
Responsibility: John Barnes.
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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.

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by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2009-11-18) Good Permalink

Centered around eight students who are sent to a therapy session on a daily basis at school and who create their own group. A story of friendship and a search for what makes one "normal".  Language is an issue.

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