Did you have a troubled childhood? Did you have a hard time dealing with the changes of adolescence? Were you perpetually on the outside looking in? Did you turn toward Citizen Band or Amateur Radio? Did Lafayette Radio, Heath-kit or Allied Radio (Knight-kit) play an important part in your life? Do you ever think back to the days of your youth when life was simpler? Join me for a nostalgic look at the awkwardness of coming of age in the 60’s and not being one of the “in crowd” in “The Misfits of Channel 10.”
"From one woman's perpective with a high tech boyfriend" My boyfriend, who was into CB, recommended this book to me. This wasn’t a book that I would normally pick up. I am a woman and I was not interested in the technological thing or CB radio but I really could identify with not being a member of the “in-crowd.” I was lonely and very sad during my school years and I found myself seeing through his eyes and rooting for him big time. His failures made me so sad that I cried for him. It also made me mad at the people that hurt him! His successes made me smile and my heart leap for joy! It was fun seeing coming of age, in the same era, from a male perspective. I didn’t expect to be touched or to be able to identify with the story so much! The honesty and emotions were almost too real, they drew me in and made me finish it faster then I normally would! It also helped me understand how my boyfriend has this emotional attachment to technology. It has given us a common subject to... More > talk about that has opened him up to me! Thanks Bob!< Less
"A true coming of age story!" Zito does a masterful job capturing the nature of a true coming of age story, rivaled only by classic movies like "Stand By Me" and "The Sandlot". Centered around the rise and decline of the CB radio craze, Zito grows up with his gang of friends and allows us to watch ... riding back in time with a turn of a page. I recommend this read to anyone with an interest in CB radios and everyone with an interest in a stirring tale of one boy's journey into manhood.
"My Uncle was into CB radio!" I bet this would make a GREAT Christmas gift for him. These days everyone seems to have a cell phone and they are video chatting, etc. on their computers. The Preview shows that this is a very interesting + powerful coming of age tale told in simple + plain language which is just the way that it should be. Three Thumbs up - from me - only because I needed my other two thumbs to type this book review! LOL!!! Peace + Love! Earl.
"Buy it." Coming-of-age literature is not uniquely American, but it often instantiates that way. Most of us have read Penrod and Rascal, but have not experienced Midwestern byegone summers or had pet raccoons. For those of us who grew up in or near the New York City of the 1960's and were caught with the "bug" of then-exotic things like ham radio, shortwave, cb, or in fact anything similar that would today be called nerdy, I cannot imagine a more pleasurably evocative read than this.
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