I Am Not Joey Pigza

I Am Not Joey Pigza

Audiobook CD - 2007
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"I'm a brand-new man with a brand-new plan."

Joey Pigza is knocked for a loop when his good-for-nothing dad shows up on his doorstep as a recycled person. After a lucky lotto win, Carter Pigza truly believes he's somebody else. He's even renamed himself Charles Heinz-and he insists that Joey and his mother join his happy Heinz family plan.

"My head felt like it was full of bees, and they were busy in ways that were bad for me."

Joey has little choice but to embrace a head-spinning series of changes, which include having to leave school to help out at the beat-up roadside diner his dad has purchased. But Joey is afraid that in going with the flow he will go over the falls and end up in a place far away from who he really is.

In this seriously comic new novel, Jack Gantos pushes his acclaimed hero into entirely new territory, where he wrestles with issues of identity and forgiveness, and teaches himself how to triple-flip a turkey burger while shouting out his new favorite phrase . . .

"Do you want fries with that?"

Publisher: New York : Random House, p2007.
Edition: Library edition
ISBN: 9780739361474
0739361473
Branch Call Number: j AUDIOBK CD F GANTOS J
Characteristics: 4 audio discs (approximately 72 min. each) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.

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samdog123 Feb 05, 2009

Just a hilarious book suitable for kids from 9 and up. Read by the author, Jack Gantos, this was so enjoyable to listen to. Joey Pigza, who has ADHD, has a very unique set of parents whose values and lifestyle will make you roll your eyes and laugh at the same time.

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