I leaned back on the boulder and tilted my face toward the sun and closed my eyes. What I saw was an image of myself, of how I looked to them right now: headband, sunglasses, rolled-up sleeves – an interesting, crazy guy they called Mad Max.

ANYWAY*

 

*A Story About Me with 138 Footnotes, 27 Exaggerations, and 1 Plate of Spaghetti

by Arthur Salm

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– Sacha Brown

Watch 3-min video of Arthur Salm reading from ANYWAY*

Published by Simon & Schuster

Reinventing yourself takes humor, heart, and a TON of footnotes!

Max is a good kid—but you wouldn’t know that if you met him at the boring family camp his parents dragged him to over the summer. There, Max reinvents himself as “Mad Max” and gains a bad-boy reputation for being daring, cool, and fearless. But when Max returns home, he finds it’s easier to be fearless with strangers than it is among friends.

Peppered with humorous handwritten footnotes and doodles throughout, Anyway* perfectly captures the viewpoint of a young teen doing his best to find his place in the world—and an ideal balance between wise guy and wimp.

 

 

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