My Razzle Dazzle, Todd Peterson

Memoir & Biography, NonFiction

My Razzle Dazzle is an unforgettable trip of a lifetime. Beginning with a Wisconsin farm in the 1960s, Todd Peterson characterizes every outsider’s candid, moving, and often hilarious coming-out story that will take you apart and put you together again. His adventures are set against a backdrop of the cultural events of the sixties and seventies and a burgeoning gay Mecca that changed our world forever. Along this unusual journey Todd not only meets carnival freaks and murderers, but also lions, tigers and bears. . . oh my!

Young Todd is ostracized and bullied by the kids at school, simply for being different. An outsider at school and at home, he retreats into the shadows. When Todd first amazes to Roller Derby© on Tv, he identifies with the athletes who are rebels and outsiders like himself. Todd longs for a life of adventure and a place where he can belong and find acceptance and love. But does such a place even exist?

After graduating from college, Todd dreams of life beyond his Midwestern hometown and hitchhikes across the United States with only a suitcase, the money in his pocket, and a heart full of hope.

As this unique story unfolds, Todd encounters heart-wrenching setbacks and extraordinary breakthroughs. You will live this story as if it were your own and whirl with Todd around the banked track. Experience this thrilling ride of unexpected beauty and mayhem.

Why is this book not a movie? That question is the first thought that appeared in my mind as I began to read this book with my second being, My Razzle Dazzle is exceptional and incredibly well-written. My Razzle Dazzle is a book which is unlike anything I have read before as it is unique and special. The author and the teller of his story, Todd Peterson is an exceptional writer who knows how to keep the reader entertained from beginning to end, and I have to say, I am beyond impressed with this book.

My Razzle Dazzle is the true-life memoir of Todd Peterson. Peterson takes the reader on the adventure of his life, his experiences makes for a fascinating read, and he makes the reader feel as if you are right there beside him the whole time. Peterson is brazen in his book and describes all significant events that occurred in his life from childhood to adulthood. Life is not always pretty, and Peterson is honest about the challenges he has faced but although he has met a considerable amount of problems, his spirit never wavered, and that is apparent to the reader and shines off the page early on.

As I read this book, I could not help but adore Peterson for his honesty and charisma. He perfectly charms his reader and puts them under his spell so that they feel compelled to read the full book; his story is impressive enough, but this combined with his talent for writing make My Razzle Dazzle a stellar piece of non-fiction. In my review at the very beginning, I mentioned that My Razzle Dazzle should be a movie, I said this because I could already see Peterson’s journey being adapted to the big screen. His story is wonderful, poignant, interesting and full of raw human emotion. It is a story that needs to be shared with the world because although it is the tale of a man’s journey, it is inspirational and enlightening.

Peterson is a fantastic writer, and he managed to keep me hooked and entertained from beginning to end. This is a man who I admire because he has been on one hell of a journey. He has lived, experienced and seen a lot of things that make him wise and full of knowledge. He has compiled all of this experience into this book of his and the result is a stunning piece of non-fiction. Overall My Razzle Dazzle is a standout piece of literature, and so I have to give this incredible book Five Stars!

Thank you so much for reading book lovers, I deeply appreciate it and love discussing wonderful books with all of you so please, comment below and let me know your thoughts on My Razzle Dazzle; do you see yourself reading this book? Is it not your usual cup of tea? Let me know all of those brilliant thoughts of yours below! Thank you so much again for reading!  

P.S. Here is a preview of the book for all of you lovely readers to enjoy! Please have a read of the preview and if you find that you have loved what you have read then all you need to do is click the Buy on Amazon button and it will take you straight to the book on Amazon USA! If you are in the U.K. then below I have attached a link to the book for the Amazon U.K. website. I have also attached some links about the author and this wonderful book! Thank you so much again for reading book lovers, I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on this book!   

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