Station Identification: Confessions of a Video Kid by Donald Bowie

By Donald Bowie

This is a memoir by way of a thirty-one-year-old guy who has simply given up the main significant, heartwarming and enduring dating in his life—with his tv set.

The story starts with Donald Bowie’s discovery of ‘Howdy Doody,’ and ends as he bids farewell to the tv international after the final episode of the ‘Mary Tyler Moore Show.’ within the span of Donald’s younger lifestyles, he trades fact for the higher existence at the tube. television turns into Donald’s relations, his associates, his school room and, finally, his undoing. Station Identification is his hilarious confession of that lovely friendship.

Grappling with the urges of puberty, he unearths that “the entire enterprise of womanhood appeared simplest to appreciate while it used to be jammed into Elly may well Clampett’s jeans.” Years later, after a superb evening in town, Donald brings his date domestic to observe TV—something just about having her meet the people. “She fell asleep in the course of a re-run of ‘The Honeymooners.’” He writes. “I knew the connection wouldn’t last.”

If tv used to be believed to be an enormous desolate tract, Donald Bowie has get back to inform us that it's a position the place goals are born.

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