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|Material Type:||Fiction, Secondary (senior high) school|
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|Awards:||Michael L. Printz Honor for Excellence in Young Adult Literature, 2010.|
|Description:||532 pages ; 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.
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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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