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“The Misfits of Channel 10” was inspired by the author's experiences while growing up in the 60's. He had a troubled childhood and a hard time dealing with the changes of adolescence. He was perpetually on the outside looking in. Through circumstance, he turned toward Citizen Band Radio and met others like himself who were alienated and ostracized from high school society.

This is a story about loners that yearn to belong. Misfits who create a common bond with others like themselves as voices over the Citizen Band radio. They wanted what all of us want, friends, family, understanding, and love. They formed a “gang” of a different kind with a pecking order based upon the quality of their voices and sharpness of their wit.

This is a nostalgic look at the awkwardness of coming of age in the 60's and not being one of the “in crowd.” It is also about the comedic and sometimes dangerous things kids do when trying to get accepted by a group and getting comfortable in their own skin.

They were there for each other as voices over the radio and then as friends. They tried to help each other make the difficult transition into adulthood and become members of society.
This report prepared by Robert Zito








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Plot & Themes

Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Kids:    -   trouble in high school    -   general coming of age story Pal/friendship story    -   Yes Period of greatest activity?    -   1950+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   engineer Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   American

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   3 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Century:    -   1960's-1970's

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   like laughing Graphic sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript. of female anat. (the big B's) If this is a kid's book:    -   Age 16-Adult Pictures/Illustrations?    -   More 6-10 B&W How much dialogue in bio?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   0-25% of book

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