Thursday, February 22, 2018

The Misfit's Manifesto by Lidia Yuknavitch

The Misfit’s Manifesto
by Lidia Yuknavitch [302.14 Yuk] 

I picked up he Misfit’s Manifesto because I had read other books by Lidia Yuknavitch and had been really impressed with her unflinching look at topics that are usually unsavory. As I started the introduction on this one, I chastised myself for picking up YET ANOTHER book on being a misfit. Sometimes too many of one type of book in a row turns into a snooze-fest. Well, the author and the peers she relied on to describe various types of misfits are here to say that not everyone is a misfit just because they like to purposefully mismatch their clothes. There is an aspect to being a social misfit that has to do with the trauma we’ve been dealt, and how we manage and struggle through it. This is a wonderful book to help a person realize that it will be okay if the traditional hero’s path is not the one you take. We are doing the best we can, and there is beauty in our perseverance.

[If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try Hello, Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks, and Other Outlaws, by Kate Bornstein.]

[ publisher’s official Misfit’s Manifesto web page] | [ official Lidia Yuknavitch web site ]

Recommended by Naomi S.
Eiseley and Williams Branch Libraries and the Bookmobile

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