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A Misfits Manifesto: The Spiritual Journey of a Rock-and-Roll Heart
A Misfits Manifesto: The Spiritual Journey of a Rock-and-Roll Heart Donna Gaines 0679463275 9780679463276 Donna Gaines is the Margaret Mead of heavy metal, a turnpike intellectual, a walking, talking oxymoron.A Misfits Manifestois the story of her wi
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A Misfits Manifesto: The Spiritual Journey of a Rock-and-Roll Heart by Donna Gaines

Donna Gaines is the Margaret Mead of heavy metal, a turnpike intellectual, a walking, talking oxymoron.A Misfits Manifestois the story of her wild-in-the-burbs odyssey--from yeshiva girl to street-punk sociologist. The only child of a glamorous big-band vocalist, Donna had three fathers, including the Kishka King of Brooklyn. Fat, lonely, and depressed, she found truth and beauty in the least likely places. Wandering the craggy terrain of Rockaway Beach, Queens, Donna embarked upon a path to enlightenment: sex, drugs, rock & roll, sociology, cosmetology, True Love, the occult, tattoos, science fiction, pizza, guns, comic books, and surfing--by Web or by sea. Popular culture, my unholy redeemer, she proclaims. It was Donnas consuming love of the profane world that gave her the courage to be, buffering her against relentless sorrow and self-loathing. Dignity, joy, and communion came not from family, organized religion, or mandatory schooling, but in the sound of doo-wop, then surf music, hard rock, punk, and grindcore. For most of my life, she writes, music was the only way to connect that wouldnt eventually kill me. Through all the ripped nights of binge-drinking in rock clubs, Donna Gaines became an acclaimed author and an expert on teen suicide. In an age of conformity and censorship, Dr. Gaines defends popular culture as a powerful spiritual force, a vibrant, valid connection to God. This is an outcasts journey into the black-hole sun, where Divine love and light are found--even in Ramones songs. Donna Gaines has written a work of dazzling originality and iconoclasm, an inspiration for misfits everywhere.

Author: Donna Gaines

Language: English

Edition: 1st ed

Binding: Hardcover

Publisher: Villard

Publication Date: 2003-03-04

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Donna Gaines (Edition: 1st ed) Hardcover