Youth in Revolt: The Journals of Nick Twisp

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Broadway Books, 1996 - Social Science - 498 pages
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"Youth in Revolt" is the journals of Nick Twisp, California's most precocious diarist, whose ongoing struggles to make sense out of high school, deal with his divorced parents, and lose his virginity result in histransformation from an unassuming fourteen-year-old to a modern youth in openrevolt. As his family splinters, worlds collide, and the police block allroutes out of town, Nick must cope with economic deprivation, homelessness, thegulag of the public schools, a competitive Type-A father, murderous canines (intriplicate), and an inconvenient hair trigger on his erectile response--allwhile vying ardently for the affections of the beauteous Sheeni Saunders, teenage goddess and ultimate intellectual goad.

"The funniest book you'll read this year." -- "Los Angeles Times"

"One of those rare works of incredible comic precision, like "AConfederacy of Dunces."" -- "Berkeley Express"

"Totally unsentimental and extremely funny...This hilariously cynical sex farceabout bright teenagers combines creaky
Shakespearean plot twists with real insights about growing up in the presentchaos." -- "The Oregonian"

"An unstintingly hilarious black comedy...has all the hallmarks of a classic."-- "Los Angeles Times"

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Though this is about a youth in revolt it is the most hilarious adult book I have ever read. I got my husband and most friends hooked instantly. My roommate once caught a lady reading over her ... Read full review

The greatest journey you could take.

User Review  - ill read user - Borders

You ever wake up and wonder, god my life sucks. NO? well if you have this book will show you that someone does have it rough out there, even though this is a fiction. I've mange to take a 6 month ... Read full review

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About the author (1996)

C.D. Payne is also the author of the novels Revolting Youth, Civic Beauties, Cut to the Twisp, Frisco Pigeon Mambo, Young and Revolting, and Revoltingly Young. He lives in Sonoma County.

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