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With this weird book Mokokoma wishes to achieve two things: (1) Remind the reader that we are all geniuses — the world is just overpopulated with drummers who sing and singers who play drums … to pay rent; and that (2) Life demands more thinking than remembering.
Paperback, 213 pages
Published 2011 by Mokokoma Mokhonoana
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Krysztina
May 01, 2019 rated it it was ok
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I wanted to like this book. I really did.

I found Mokokoma Mokhonoana through a quote on a friend's blog that seemed witty enough to be worth chasing, and that's how I ended up buying The Confessions of a Misfit. Which, it bears saying, has nothing to do with the United States or American culture despite the arguably misleading cover. Perhaps I would've been more able to relate to Mokokoma's writings if I lived in the same culture, or if I were somewhat familiar with it, at least... though I have
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SpookySoto
Rating: 😒 I didn’t like it.
Emotions: Disappointment, boredom, .
Recommended to: Nobody
¿Would I read anything else from him? No
2018’s around the year in 52 books: #17, A book you expect to make you laugh.
2018’s Marvel-A-Thon: Phase I, Iron Man2 An unpopular book.

A few years ago I discovered this book by a sarcastic quote in goodreads. I liked several of the essays but overall I found it repetitive, with conflicting views — he says he doesn’t own a tv and then says he saw something on tv—, it was
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Alex
Dec 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Mokhonoana is a self-proclaimed "Author of no best-seller." I came across this African author while listening to his opinions via a podcast about his thoughts on working as a graphic designer, and I was intrigued about some of his thoughts on valuing independent thinking and creativity, versus being a conformist because "it's the 'realistic' thing to do". This book is the antithesis of the concept of "groupthink." I found "Confessions of a Misfit" to be honest, funny, witty, and thought-provokin ...more
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