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Forever nerdy : living my dorky dreams and staying metal
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<p> Brian Posehn is a successful and instantly recognizable comedian, actor, and writer. He also happens to be a giant nerd. That's partly because he's been obsessed with such things as Dungeons & Dragons, comic books, and heavy metal since he was a child; the other part is because he fills out every bit of his 6'7'' frame. Brian's always felt awkward and like a perpetual outsider, but he found his way through the difficulties of growing up by escaping into the worlds of Star Wars , D&D, comics, and by rocking his face off. He was a nerd long before it was cool (and that didn't help his situation much), but his passions proved time and again to be the safe haven he needed to persevere and thrive in a world in which he was far from comfortable. <br> <br> Brian, now approaching middle age with a wife, child, and thriving career, still feels like an outsider and is as big a nerd as ever. But that's okay, because in his five decades of nerdom he's discovered that the key to happiness is not growing up. You can be a nerd forever and find success that way because, somehow along the way, the nerds won. <br> <br> Forever Nerdy is a celebration of growing up nerdy and different. This isn't Brian's life story, just some bizarre and hilarious stories from his life, along with a captivating look back at nearly fifty years of nerd culture. Being a nerd hasn't always been easy, but somehow this self-hating nerd who suffered from depression was able to land his dream job, get the girl, and learn to fit in. Kind of. See how he did it while managing to remain forever nerdy. </p>
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Foreword    Patton Oswaltp. ix
Prefacep. xi
1Posehn and Nerdy, the Early Yearsp. 1
2Posehn and Nerdy, the Early Years: Part Deuxp. 12
3Posehn and Nerdy, the Early Years: 3Dp. 27
4KISS: Army of Onep. 50
5Star Wars: My Obsession with the Original Trilogy, the Unholy Trilogy, and Second and Third Chancesp. 71
6Sixth Grade: My Scholastic High Pointp. 90
7Junior High: Nerdy and Nerdierp. 106
81979-1981: The Making of a Teenage Metalheadp. 129
9High School: The Worst Two Years of My Lifep. 143
10Junior and Senior Year: It Got Betterp. 155
111982-1984: The Making of a Teenage Metalhead, Part Twop. 170
12Eighteen and No Lifep. 182
13Metallicap. 188
14Horror Nerdp. 193
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