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Why Aren't You Smiling?
Why Aren't You Smiling?
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BOOK DETAILS

  • Paperback
  • Oct.25.2011
  • 9781933149585

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Growing up in the 1970s has never before been portrayed with such delightful ludicrousness and heartrending tenderness as in Why Aren't You Smiling? When teenage Leonard decides to quit being a Dweeb and instead join the Burnouts, his “good kid” persona is abandoned as he embarks on a comically painful journey of self-discovery through his unconventional friendship with Rick, an older Jesus freak barefoot hippie. The farcical parallel story of how Irving Mandelbaum from Los Angeles transmogrifies into rag-tag cult leader Rick of The Forever Family paints an indelible portrait of California during one of its most preposterous eras.
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Growing up in the 1970s has never before been portrayed with such delightful ludicrousness and heartrending tenderness as in Why Aren't You Smiling? When teenage Leonard decides to quit being a Dweeb and instead join the Burnouts, his “good kid” persona is abandoned as he embarks on a comically painful journey of self-discovery through his unconventional friendship with Rick, an older Jesus freak barefoot hippie. The farcical parallel story of how Irving Mandelbaum from Los Angeles transmogrifies into rag-tag cult leader Rick of The Forever Family paints an indelible portrait of California during one of its most preposterous eras.

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About Alvin

Alvin Orloff began writing as a teenage lyricist for legendary S.F. ‘70s punk band, The Blowdryers. He floundered through the following decades as a DJ, telemarketer, performance artist, college student, ‘zinester, busboy, and exotic dancer before settling down to the humble...

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