1 Book and back cover
6 Location of the story
7 What people say
180 pages / E-book 220pages /
30 advertising pages give a fuller picture of Dave Kate, his gang, The Paragrinz, and the Baron, their new principal.
All attempts at getting any publishing houses to sign on to this work came to nothing. Without a big name, nobody is going to even open one of your books. I guess the Age of Mass Media is no easier for artists than it was a century or two ago. It took George Bernard Shaw decades before his first work was published in Russia, Virginia Woolf had to open her own publishing house, and Franz Kafka never lived to see his works in print. And it is a lot more difficult when the author is still a teenager. But I was not going to buckle down and do the Vanity House thing, so I hit on the idea of active sponsoring, like product placement in films.
So for all practical intents and purposes, this is an infonovel, like an infomercial but in printed form. All the brands mentioned in capital letters are my sponsors. Just include the ISBN number of this book with your next on-line order and get a 15% discount on your next purchase up to $50! (I also get a cut from every reference this book generates to invest in my next book project.)
The fragmentary novel Twelve Stages to the Bitchinest Club in the World is an attempt at creating a reverse adult perspective: the language of youth as a way of approaching topics that were simply glossed over or avoided in our parents' and grandparents' generation in the erroneous understanding that our society had long since come to consensus about the overriding questions. Twelve Stages to the Bitchinest Club in the World can be seen as a call to break with taboos and to test new identities which do not fall under the label of tradition nor under the labels modernism, fashion, trend or zeitgeist and to liberate ourselves from outmoded classic tropes and the myopic norms of civilized etiquette.
"Dave is overcome with doubt. Has his view of the world totally chilled?"
For a society in which working people are not predominant, but for rather those who inspire, not the professionals, but those who follow their calling, not consumers but creators."
"We owe that not just to the environment and humanity, we owe that to ourselves."
"A care-free life is only possible if you care about something."
"I want nothing more than to want nothing in order to be free."
LOCATION OF THE STORY
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Wow, this story has it all. The text is so light-footed, chilled and beautifully written, although the meaning is profound and sustainable and works immediately. The message docks rapidly with all circuits. And with Dave Kater and the FALCON FREAKS you can find relatives who are waiting everywhere but have been invisible before.
The story's bubbly, funny and just as heartwarming, wise and so helpful. Especially if you're fancing a life crisis. With this book, Grow has given a great gift to the entire readership in all age groups from the youngster to the elderly one. After reading, I felt better than I had for ages. This brisk story has a very special place in my library, and I certainly haven't read it for the last time. It's now part of the small circle of my favorite books for life.
We use George Grows Twelve Stations as a guideline for our Educational Workshops in Spain, the USA and Mexico. It inspires many young people as part of our Reading Therapy and promotes cognitive construction and orientation skills. In our systemic work with the goal of self-organization, there is nothing more important than a permanent flexible attractor to create awareness and cognitive competence both freely and creatively.
The story is the hammer. I don't think there is anything comparative. Once I read Hermann Hesse's Siddhartha. Now I know how outdated and wrong this bestseller is. How obsolete and erroneous Buddhism ... actually all schools of thought are. George Grow's Twelve Stations is an absolute must and an absolute pleasure to read. It's far ahead of its time and yet so topical. The best gift my parents have ever made to me.