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Discovering George Michael's Faith confirmed for David Crabb what every bully already knew: He was gay. What saved him from high school was finding a group of outlandish friends who reveled in being outsiders. David found himself enmeshed with misfits: wearing black, cutting class, staying out all night, drinking, tripping, chain-smoking, idolizing the Pet Shop Boys - and learning lessons about life and love along the way.

Richly detailed with '90s pop culture, Bad Kid is as laugh-out-loud funny as it is poignant. David Crabb's journey through adolescence captures the essence of every person's struggle to understand his or her true self.

Cover design by Joanne O'Neill. Cover photographs: copyright Lucas Longacre and Britt Genelin (author); copyright Beau Lark/Corbis.

©2015 David Crabb (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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Listened to the entire book in one sitting

I can’t remember the last time an author so directly captured my own lived experience through their words. I am stunned by this memoir. I want everyone I care about to read it.

Unflinching in its honesty. Aching in its evocation of first love. And searing in its examination of loss. These characters became fully realized to the extent that I was in no way prepared to say good-bye to them at the book’s conclusion.

Perhaps that is David’s greatest achievement with this work: his sorrow at the ending of these relationships somehow becomes our own.

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Amazing

What a great find!! The author/narrator is such a character!! Overall a wonderful, hilarious, and heartbreaking listen. I just can't put into words how much I loved this book!!! Kudos to David Crabb for such a well written book.

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Best performance by an author narrator ever

Characters' voices and personas rendered so richly. ASecond chance if you missed his solo show.