ZINE REVIEW #18 « The Flop Box


Raw Deal #13
Joey Alone

The stories that make up the autobiographical adventure Raw Deal are the kind that are acquired through life experience, personal education, self-motivation, living off-the-grid, passion, failure, and observing with questioning eyes the world and the community called home. It is packed with numerous noteworthy punch lines only a witty linguistics railroader could muddle out. These are stories of solidarity and growing pains as a student brakeman on the railroad, historical and educational references of Bay Area history, and most of all, love for ecology with well-researched, insightful perspectives that will likely reconnect you, even just for a brief moment, with nature. Obtaining one of these gems may be difficult; a chance encounter with Joey along the tracks may be your only opportunity.

November 30, 2011