Hit the Ground Stumbling

Hit the Ground Stumbling Hit The Ground Stumbling is a book about the author s teenage friendship with a sullen troublemaker from a strict religious family named Rick Denton and the chaotic progression they both make into ad

  • Title: Hit the Ground Stumbling
  • Author: Nate Gangelhoff
  • ISBN: 9780981681313
  • Page: 348
  • Format: Paperback
  • Hit The Ground Stumbling is a book about the author s teenage friendship with a sullen troublemaker from a strict religious family named Rick Denton, and the chaotic progression they both make into adulthood Rick went from being fed a diet of church and Christian Rock at the age of 13 to giving himself homemade satanic tattoos at the age of 15 From there he had stints inHit The Ground Stumbling is a book about the author s teenage friendship with a sullen troublemaker from a strict religious family named Rick Denton, and the chaotic progression they both make into adulthood Rick went from being fed a diet of church and Christian Rock at the age of 13 to giving himself homemade satanic tattoos at the age of 15 From there he had stints in rehabs and mental institutes, encounters with cops and drugs, various botched robberies, and the occasional runaway attempt across the country The book traces this progression of Rick s through the years, tries to figure out what happened, and compares the experiences to the author s own uneasy stumble into adulthood.Although the themes in the book are serious, a number of the stories and anecdotes are humorous, giving a entertaining, less somber look at some of the painful, awkward, or just weird experiences of being a teenager Everything from ridiculous, Mountain Dew fueled games of Dungeons Dragons games at a young age, to initial, hapless attempts at shoplifting, to Rick s strange slide into pseudo Satanism is touched on with an eye for the absurd Through the funny and weird and sometimes scary actions, there s a story about a friendship forming and breaking, about early age attempts at figuring out who you are and where you re going, and about how seemingly minor throwaway decisions you make end up tracking you and setting your course.

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    1. A series of short stories revolving around the author s ascent from childhood to adulthood The evolution of friends, introduction of weed, and general juvenile mischief made for an interesting and memorable read Though vastly different than my own, his childhood stories brought back many of my own memories that I d all but forgotten about.Overall, a quick and enjoyable book Highly recommended.


    2. I m reviewing this book because I received it for free through First Reads program, and I have to preface my review with a candid admission that memoirs are, on the whole, not for me But for the exceptionally executed, memoirs generally come across as self indulgent and without purpose and a memoir about anyone s teenage years would be pretty hard to pull off I m always looking for a book to break my pessimistic expectations, but unfortunately, this just wasn t it The first few chapters were fun [...]


    3. I received for free through First Reads Since I was disappointed with another book I received through the program, I decided to preview the beginning of the book While I waited to receive and read the book, I read its introductory chapters on my Kindle I really enjoyed the first chapters of this collection of short stories from the author s youth I found them to be a fresh take on the ridiculousness of middle school However, I thought the rest of the book was just a collection of unremarkable ac [...]


    4. I liked this a lot I d say that while some of the details will obviously be different, anyone who grew up as a middle class punk in small town America will find a lot to relate to here, for better or worse While there s not necessarily a cohesive theme except that the anecdotes mostly relate to one individual, they re similar enough that nothing seems jarring A few occasional bumps and jumps in the timeline aren t really a problem, and the writing is consistently funny and earnest, which Well, o [...]


    5. I loved this Maybe it was the similarities to my adolescence minus all the drug stuff Maybe it was the fact that I liked You Idiot so much Maybe it was all the Twin Cities references Maybe it s that I really like OWTH Maybe it s the comforting feeling I get from reading collected zines the sloppiness, the misspellings, the DIYness, or the fact that zines don t really exist in the same way they did when I was growing up But whatever it was, I blasted through this book, and will most likely read i [...]


    6. This book is a series of stories about the author and his friend and their assent into adulthood Memoirs of the teenage years are just not that interesting Mostly the book is a collection of actis of juivenelle delinquency Sometimes I was confused by the author I was not sure if the focus was on him or his friend.


    7. Hit the Ground Stumbling is a solid memoir about one of the author s teenage friendships, and its eventual decline and dissolution While not terribly groundbreaking few memoirs about teenage years are , it was a quick and enjoyable read I ve seen reviews for Gangelhoff s first book, You Idiot , that seem to suggest I may find that effort intriguing.


    8. An interesting read on juvenile delinquency through the eyes of the teen rather than the adult, a little scary to a parent of teenagers, would have been interested in the relationship, interactions of the authors own parents during the time period described.


    9. great honest coming of age writing that will remind you of stories from your own childhood, if only it was longer or nate gangelhoff had books to read.



    10. I did like the short stories It was a quick, enjoyable read and I really enjoyed that it was from the teenagers point of view It did bring back some memories from my youth like feelings.



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