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  • Title: My Razzle Dazzle: An Outsider's True Story
  • Author: Todd Peterson
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  • Page: 349
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • My Razzle Dazzle is an unforgettable trip of a lifetime Beginning with a Wisconsin farm in the 1960s, Todd Peterson characterizes every outsider s candid, moving, and often hilarious coming out story that will take you apart and put you together again His adventures are set against a backdrop of the cultural events of the sixties and seventies and a burgeoning gay MeccaMy Razzle Dazzle is an unforgettable trip of a lifetime Beginning with a Wisconsin farm in the 1960s, Todd Peterson characterizes every outsider s candid, moving, and often hilarious coming out story that will take you apart and put you together again His adventures are set against a backdrop of the cultural events of the sixties and seventies and a burgeoning gay Mecca that changed our world forever Along this unusual journey Todd not only meets carnival freaks and murderers, but also lions, tigers and bears oh my Young Todd is ostracized and bullied by the kids at school, simply for being different An outsider at school and at home, he retreats into the shadows When Todd first amazes to Roller Derby on Tv, he identifies with the athletes who are rebels and outsiders like himself Todd longs for a life of adventure and a place where he can belong and find acceptance and love But does such a place even exist After graduating from college, Todd dreams of life beyond his Midwestern hometown and hitchhikes across the United States with only a suitcase, the money in his pocket, and a heart full of hope.As this unique story unfolds, Todd encounters heart wrenching setbacks and extraordinary breakthroughs You will live this story as if it were your own and whirl with Todd around the banked track Experience this thrilling ride of unexpected beauty and mayhem.
    My Razzle Dazzle An Outsider s True Story My Razzle Dazzle is an unforgettable trip of a lifetime Beginning with a Wisconsin farm in the s Todd Peterson characterizes every outsider s candid moving and often hilarious coming out story

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    1. There s something about gay men telling stories of their youth and coming out experiences that make me appreciate them I have no issues with gays, I am actually friends with some of them, so it was easy for me to read My Razzle Dazzle With this book, I could feel the honesty of the author and the longing to be accepted by the society Todd Peterson s memoir was long but on point It tackled a lot of factor about human nature, his struggles in discovering his true self, the bullies he had to face e [...]

    2. My Razzle Dazzle Todd PetersonLife takes on different meanings for many people some need to find acceptance within themselves while others struggle for years to learn who they really are and where they belong From a Monroe, Wisconsin to the Bay Area author Todd Peterson sets the stage, enters many different worlds and arenas and opens up his heart, mind and soul to you the reader My Razzle Dazzle is a poignant, heartfelt and honest memoir that will teach young people, men and women that who you [...]

    3. Reviewed on behalf of Readers Favorite.My Razzle Dazzle An Outsider s True Story by Todd Peterson is an amazing autobiographical memoir of Mr Peterson s time growing up in a world where homosexuality was frowned upon Raised in the Midwest, Todd had always felt he was different from other boys He was constantly tormented by bullies, calling him derogatory names The only solace Todd found was in his love of Roller Derby Determined to fulfill his dreams, Todd hitched rides west, to California There [...]

    4. Author Todd PetersonPublisher iUniverseISBN 978 1 4917 6413 8I am not so sure as to how Todd s Peterson s fictional novel, My Razzle Dazzle An Outsider s True Story, which in fact is his autobiography, would have been received ten or fifteen years ago when audiences were not exactly receptive reading a memoir about a gay character Today, fortunately, most of us have come to accept gay characters be they within works of fiction or non fiction as they certainly comprise part of the multifaceted wo [...]

    5. 3.5 rounded up to 4There were some things I liked about this book and some I didn t It s well written and Todd is a very relatable character who hasn t at one time or another felt as if they didn t fit in, as if they didn t belong Everyone has been the outsider at one time or another and so the reader is instantly engaged on an emotional level.What wasn t so good was that this book seemed very much aimed at the American market There was quite a bit of focus on Roller Derby, and after reading the [...]

    6. My Razzle Dazzle An Outsider s True Story represents an unusual blend of autobiography injected into a novel format as it tells the first person story of a young man who develops a passion for roller derby and becomes determined to evolve into a professional Derby skater.His move to San Francisco, designed to further his career, leads to an unexpected series of growth inducing experiences as he moves from an isolated Wisconsin farm childhood during the 1960s to a connected big city adult life i [...]

    7. The story is the fictionalized autobiography of Todd Peterson following him from his beginnings in a small town in Wisconsin to San Francisco and the wild, colorful adventures, which were sometimes painful , that he experienced He details growing up in the 60 s and 70 s amongst bullying and prejudice He outlines his growing understanding of himself and his sexuality, finding the beauty in who he was, even in the face of adversity and ugly abuse because of his homosexuality He also outlines his b [...]

    8. A Joyfully Jay review 5 starsThis story is an autobiographical account of Todd Peterson s life Unlike most memoirs, this book reads like a historical contemporary novel as Todd relates events that occurred during his youth and young adulthood, coupled with a modern reflection of those events.Like most memoirs, the social and cultural events play a significant role in the storyline as they help to shape each and every one of us In this story, Todd s life was shaped by the s of the American 1960s [...]

    9. My Thoughts Tod Peterson for the most part was like everyone else He survived a path of self discovery, he had issues with belonging, he worked odd jobs, he had dreams, he had partners and he lived by his terms This book was about his first twenty years and it concluded with his families acceptance and his ability to feel loved by his father.I struggled to read this book It took far longer then I d thought it would have When you start reading a book about a gay guy and his power struggle to surv [...]

    10. Peterson has written something that could be an honest relief to many He recounts a difficult childhood from being teased for playing with girls to far worse experiences as he grew older On top of that, his story takes place in the Midwest where I grew up.This is something that isn t in the popular narrative of queer literature Nobody really talks about the places where the same kind of harassment Peterson talks about still happens Because where I am in Iowa, it might as well still be the 1970 s [...]

    11. Peterson has written something that could be an honest relief to many He recounts a difficult childhood from being teased for playing with girls to far worse experiences as he grew older On top of that, his story takes place in the Midwest where I grew up.This is something that isn t in the popular narrative of queer literature Nobody really talks about the places where the same kind of harassment Peterson talks about still happens Because where I am in Iowa, it might as well still be the 1970 s [...]

    12. A very personal account of growing up as an outsider, dealing with bullies and beatings, and gradually coming of age and finding self acceptance in the pre AIDS gay mecca of San Francisco The main character combines his day job as the developer of health care software, his simultaneous career as a roller derby athlete, and his discovery of gay life in San Francisco in a narrative that is believable because it is based on the author s own life If you are offended by fairly graphic descriptions of [...]

    13. If you are a young gay person, this book is absolutely a must read The author tells his story of what it was like for him growing up being gay when he didn t even know it in a time when it was not socially acceptable to be gay It shows how societal attitudes have come a long way and really his life has had a lot of interesting aspects you wouldn t expect to be intertwined I have to say there were a few spots that felt a little dry to me The book does focus on a variety of the aspects of Todd s l [...]

    14. This book was amazing I laughed and cried along Todd s journey as he continued onward toward his dream of Roller Derby Stardom I was taken back to my own days of facing bullies at school as I read about his struggles of harassment and torment I rooted for Todd and Kevin as they embarked on their new life together in San Francisco And poignantly, Todd s up and down, distant relationship with his father mirrored my own as I, even today, continue to repair create a relationship with my own father [...]

    15. Why is this book not a movie That question is the first thought that appeared in my mind as I began to read this book with my second being, My Razzle Dazzle is exceptional and incredibly well written My Razzle Dazzle is a book which is unlike anything I have read before as it is unique and special The author and the teller of his story, Todd Peterson is an exceptional writer who knows how to keep the reader entertained from beginning to end, and I have to say, I am beyond impressed with this boo [...]

    16. Written with an outstanding level of skill, this book brought on an emotional roller coaster A bullied kid who hasn t been there learning to survive middle and high school while suppressing his true identity The images and heart of this story will remain with me long after putting it down Trigger warning this book contains some passages one chapter in particular that would infuriate or disgust the homophobes out there As a straight male reader, I found it uncomfortable at times, but I never cons [...]

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