Carey and Marie discuss the myriad works of Matthue Roth! From teen punk sitcom stars, slam poets in San Francisco, and boys trying to find their way from Hebrew school to Rocky Horror, Matthue Roth writes music, faith and friendship in an unimitatable style.
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Never Mind the Goldbergs: Creepy predatory older man creeping on a teen girl. Lots of confusions around identity and general punk anger.
Yom Kippur a Go-Go: Matthue uses some words that are really only used intra-communally nowadays when talking about his very loved friends. There is also a theme of confusion around feelings about girls in conflict with his faith.
Rules of My Best Friend's Body: This book is about the best friend's character surviving rape. It is from the viewpoint of a teen boy, and the experience is based on the experience of the author. It is realistic, heartfelt, and also had some moments that made me, a thirtysomething woman and assault survivor, go WHAT THE HELL. It is an important viewpoint, but if sexual violence is in your past, proceed with caution.
What happened to Never Mind the Goldbergs? It has more to do with The Goldbergs than we thought. :
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