A Misfit's Manifesto: The Spiritual Journey of a Rock & Roll Heart : a Memoir

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Gaines is a self-described bourbon-guzzling, pill-popping, penis-addicted, workaholic, tattooed Jew with a Ph.D. and a pistol permit. A Misfit's Manifesto is about living with the contradictions. This is how she did it, and found God in all the unlikely places--like Ramones songs.

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A MISFIT'S MANIFESTO: The Spiritual Journey of a Rock & Roll Heart

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Frustrating, overlong, meandering account of surfing, punk, metal, deviance, and redemption.Veteran Village Voice writer Gaines (Teenage Wasteland, not reviewed) describes herself as "a walking ... Read full review

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Gaines is a formidable presence-writer (Teenage Wasteland: Suburbia's Dead End Kids), sociologist, professor (New Sch. Univ.), and lifelong rock'n'roll fan. In this memoir, she explores the ... Read full review

Contents

OUT IN THE STREET
45
DIRTY OLD MAN
63
FREEDOM RIDER
95
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About the author (2003)

Donna Gaines is the author of Teenage Wasteland: Suburbia’s Dead End Kids. She has written for Rolling Stone, Ms., The Village Voice, Spin, and Newsday, and contributed to numerous trade and scholarly collections. She has a doctoral degree in sociology and has taught at Barnard College and the New School University. Dr. Gaines lives in New York City. For more information about the author, go to www.donnagaines.com.

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