Friday, October 17, 2014

Crazy is Normal - Book Review and Giveaway

I received book for review.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.
 
Book Synopsis:

"Readers who envision eager students lapping up learning led by a Tiger Teacher will be disappointed. Lofthouse presents us with grungy classrooms, kids who don’t want to be in school, and the consequences of growing up in a hardscrabble world. While some parents support his efforts, many sabotage them—and isolated administrators make the work of Lofthouse and his peers even more difficult. Throughout this journal, though, Lofthouse seems able to keep the hope alive that there’s a future for each student that doesn’t include jail—thanks in large part to his sixth period journalism class and its incredible editor, Amanda." – Bruce Reeves
A memoir told by Lloyd Lofthouse, Crazy is Normal tells of the author's days as a teacher in a school where street gangs and unruly kids were the norm.  Lloyd penned his entries as a teacher and has now compiled them into this book.
 
I personally feel that teachers don't get enough credit or due respect.  Crazy is Normal reiterates that it takes a person of strong character and certain mindset to be a teacher.  The journal entries are absorbing and it's interesting to get in the mindset of a teacher's feelings towards his students and fellow staff.  There are some stages in the book when it seems certain situations are talked about extensively and start to repeat themselves.  Overall, though, I liked the book and the "insider's look" of what some teachers have to go through on a daily basis.
 
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14 comments:

Margie said...

I'd prefer a paper copy. Thanks for the giveaway.
mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

ALEXANDRA BOOTHBY said...

Thanks for sharing your heart.
I have been inspired to share my journey with Huntingtons Disease.
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rubynreba said...

I'd prefer a paper copy.

Renee said...

paperback so I can share when I'm finished reading!

Teddy Rose said...

Thanks for taking part in the tour. I'm glad you found the journal entries in \Crazy Is Normal' absorbing.

Anastasia Falling said...

I would love a paperback copy! :)

Sacha Schroeder said...

I like paperbacks. I am old. :)

Nancy said...

I prefer a paperback copy of this book, please.

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

The Teacher said...

Thank you for hosting my teacher's memoir on your blog and for your honest review, and I would appreciate it if you posted your review on Amazon.

Leela said...

I'd prefer paperback.

deniseyweesy said...

I would like a paperback.

Heather! said...

Paperback. :)

momo said...

I would want to read the paperback copy the most-

Danie Romrell said...

I would prefer a paperback. I just love real books.