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Book details
  • Genre:BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • SubGenre:Personal Memoirs
  • Language:English
  • Pages:286
  • Format:Paperback
  • Paperback ISBN:9781543949469

Confessions of a Good Kid

by William Fogg

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Overview
An amusing yet poignant memoir of mischief in post war Southern California. This book details the escapades of a boy and his companions as they explore their sprawling suburban neighborhood without adult supervision, and engage in ridiculous acts of rebellion and sabotage against parents, teachers, coaches, and the grownup world in general. An affectionate portrait of middle class American childhood in the days before smart phones, video games, and social paranoia changed everything.
Description
An amusing yet poignant memoir of mischief in post war Southern California. This book details the escapades of a boy and his companions as they explore their sprawling suburban neighborhood without adult supervision, and engage in ridiculous acts of rebellion and sabotage against parents, teachers, coaches, and the grownup world in general. An affectionate portrait of middle class American childhood in the days before smart phones, video games, and social paranoia changed everything. From the early days of TV and rock and roll, through dinosaurs, monster movies, riots, firecrackers, and cherry bombs, to Beatlemania, hippies, drugs, and the counterculture, our hero encounters heartbreak, heroism, and hilarity as he pits his wits against the stacked deck of conservative authority. Is he a "good kid?" Read the book and decide for yourself.
About the author
William Fogg was born in 1953 and grew up in Southern California. He received a BFA from Art Center College of Design in 1979, and an MFA, also from Art Center in 1988. He worked as an illustrator in the late 70s but abandoned commercial work in the 80s. Since then he has exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the United States. His work has appeared in various books, catalogues, magazines, and newspapers, and he has published three limited edition fine art books. He has taught art and design classes at many institutions including Art Center, Otis College, and Fashion Institute in Southern California, as well as Art Center Europe in Switzerland and Anadolu University in Turkey. In addition, Mr. Fogg has written numerous articles on film and popular culture for magazines like Filmfax and Outré. Please visit his website at williamfoggfineart.com.
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