My Razzle Dazzle is the fictionalized autobiography of Todd Peterson that follows his life through small town Wisconsin, the roller derby rink and the streets of San Francisco. Todd’s life is colorful and never dull. This coming of age story is not only about a boy growing into a man and finding his place within the world, but also about Todd realizing he is gay and finding his place within his family, society and the professional world. The book also focuses on how Todd grows into himself, his confidence and ultimately thrives and comes into his own, all while gaining his own self-acceptance and pride.
Growing up in rural and suburban Wisconsin in a house full of brothers, a stay at home mom and a hard-working, laborer father, Todd was always a little uncertain of his