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Becoming Johnny Nova

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'Becoming Johnny Nova' is author David Kupisiewicz's only slightly heated up account of his late adolescent years on the outskirts of L.A., navigating his taste for danger around beer, bikes, songs-and-bongs and attempted dating, with the encouragement of his mostly reprobate friends, and in the face of the stoic resistance of his archetypically disapproving parents.
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Published (first published December 7th 2010)
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Tim Roux
Dec 17, 2010 Tim Roux rated it it was amazing
As a young lad, I was very into the West Coast bands - Jefferson Airplane / Starship, The Grateful Dead, Quicksilver et al and I would have loved to have been out there lazing in the sunshine, dreaming to the music, basking in the casual amiability and maybe even choking on the weed (I have always preferred wine myself, but California has a few gallons of that too).

David Kupisiewicz's 'Becoming Johnny Nova' is a generation later than my fantasies and somewhat less fantastical, but it is still fr
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Paul Trembling
Jan 27, 2016 Paul Trembling rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A well paced, fascinating and often humorous look into the life of a teenager, growing up in California in the 80s.
Ara Molina
Jul 07, 2012 Ara Molina rated it it was ok
Certainly not a bad book, but I didn't enjoy it as much as other people apparently did (all the positive reviews online encouraged me to get it). Based on other people's comments I was expecting something a lot more exciting. Nevertheless, it was still a fun read.
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