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180 pages / E-book 220pages /
Thirty advertising pages give a fuller picture of Dave Kater, his gang, The Paragrinz and the Baron, their new principal.
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.
Freedom of art and philosophy are essential in times that are noted for optimized "facts" that are twisted to benefit a small minority. Escape the dominant culture with this boisterous, enthralling youth novel. Join Dave Kater and his merry band of entertainers the "The Paragrinz" to follow the timeless essence within life as we know it. A wild trip that you won't want to come down from!
"Dave is overcome with doubt. Has his view of the world totally chilled?"
Dave Kater is the "apolitical brutha-in-chief of all the chillouts from Montreal to Philadelphia, ideological and videological club-hopper who is only to be found where the groove is the deepest."
"In his eyes, he was not the lost sheep, the entire flock was lost. And the notion that the shepherd cared deeply for his sheep was a perfidious lie, since the whole purpose of their being out in the fields was to be slaughtered and eaten some day."
"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."
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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 Paragrinz 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 Stages 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.