Photo Gallery: Growing Up Suburban

Whether they’re showing off their skateboards, sneakers, guns, dirt bikes, or big hair, the kids in Live…Suburbia! all know what it’s like to be raised in a community that’s neither rural nor urban, but a world unto itself. Written by pop-culture authors Anthony Pappalardo and Max G. Morton, the book is a compilation of photographs and personal anecdotes about the experience of growing up suburban in the last 50 years. Live…Suburbia! features over 300 full-color and black-and-white pictures taken by dozens of near-casualties of suburban decay and modern youth culture. It’s a visually compelling journey into a simultaneously disturbing and sentimental netherworld where being isolated from others usually means just one thing: dying to get out.

From Live…Suburbia! by Anthony Pappalardo and Max G. Morton, published by powerHouse Books