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2nd Apr '13 7:23:58 PM Xtifr
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''Alfie's Home'' is a children's picture book by Richard Cohen. The narrator of the story ([[NoNameGiven probably Alfie]]) tells of how his seemingly perfect and happy family is not all it seems. His parents fight all the time. His father is rarely around, usually yelling at him and his emotionally distressed mother clings to the narrator for support. Lucky for him, his Uncle Pete listens to and spends time with him. Unluckily, Uncle Pete is in fact a CreepyUncle, and molests his nephew. This leads to many psychological problems as the narrator gets older.

This book is infamous for its many UnfortunateImplications, especially regarding homosexuality. ''Website/{{Cracked}}'' named it [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/10-great-childrens-books-for-people-who-hate-their-children/ the worst children's book ever written]].
[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byabfSWVtCQ Witness it for yourself]]. [[SchmuckBait Don't say we didn't warn you.]]
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!!'''This book contains examples of:'''

* AbusiveParents: On the rare occasion Alfie's dad is home, he yells at the boy, and his mom vents all of her emotional frustration onto him.
* AuthorTract: Richard Cohen is supposedly an "ex-gay" who has written books about "curing" homosexuality.
* BrokenAesop: On the whole, ''Alfie's Home's'' message seems to be that members of dysfunctional families can overcome their problems and go on to lead normal healthy lives. The book breaks this both by glossing over the effort this requires and by presenting homosexuality as a problem to be solved.
* CreepyUncle
* CluelessAesop: What ''was'' the message that the author trying to convey for ''Alfie's Home''?
** That homosexuality is caused by lack of a father figure, but is possible to cure by one trip to therapy and a few apologies all around. Yikes.
* ComicBookTime: The mother and father and Uncle Pete do not seem to age, even as Alfie grows to be a teenager.
* CureYourGays
* DepravedHomosexual: The uncle.
* HollywoodPsych: Psychology does not work that way.
* KarmaHoudini: The uncle. After molesting Alfie for months, Uncle Pete gets off with nothing but a stern lecture.
* KidsAreCruel: The kids at school called the narrator a faggot.
* MagicalNegro: The black counselor solves all of the family's problems in a fingersnap!
* MistakenForGay: Alfie
* NoNameGiven
* PrecisionFStrike: '''Hey, faggot!'''
* RapeAsDrama
* {{Shotacon}}: The uncle.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse / ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: The Brother and Sister who appear on the first page never show up again.

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[[caption-width:186: [[WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog And that's no good]].]]

''Alfie's Home'' is a children's picture book by Richard Cohen. The narrator of the story ([[NoNameGiven probably Alfie]]) tells of how his seemingly perfect and happy family is not all it seems. His parents fight all the time. His father is rarely around, usually yelling at him and his emotionally distressed mother clings to the narrator for support. Lucky for him, his Uncle Pete listens to and spends time with him. Unluckily, Uncle Pete is in fact a CreepyUncle, and molests his nephew. This leads to many psychological problems as the narrator gets older.

This book is infamous for its many UnfortunateImplications, especially regarding homosexuality. ''Website/{{Cracked}}'' named it [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/10-great-childrens-books-for-people-who-hate-their-children/ the worst children's book ever written]].
[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byabfSWVtCQ Witness it for yourself]]. [[SchmuckBait Don't say we didn't warn you.]]
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!!'''This book contains examples of:'''

* AbusiveParents: On the rare occasion Alfie's dad is home, he yells at the boy, and his mom vents all of her emotional frustration onto him.
* AuthorTract: Richard Cohen is supposedly an "ex-gay" who has written books about "curing" homosexuality.
* BrokenAesop: On the whole, ''Alfie's Home's'' message seems to be that members of dysfunctional families can overcome their problems and go on to lead normal healthy lives. The book breaks this both by glossing over the effort this requires and by presenting homosexuality as a problem to be solved.
* CreepyUncle
* CluelessAesop: What ''was'' the message that the author trying to convey for ''Alfie's Home''?
** That homosexuality is caused by lack of a father figure, but is possible to cure by one trip to therapy and a few apologies all around. Yikes.
* ComicBookTime: The mother and father and Uncle Pete do not seem to age, even as Alfie grows to be a teenager.
* CureYourGays
* DepravedHomosexual: The uncle.
* HollywoodPsych: Psychology does not work that way.
* KarmaHoudini: The uncle. After molesting Alfie for months, Uncle Pete gets off with nothing but a stern lecture.
* KidsAreCruel: The kids at school called the narrator a faggot.
* MagicalNegro: The black counselor solves all of the family's problems in a fingersnap!
* MistakenForGay: Alfie
* NoNameGiven
* PrecisionFStrike: '''Hey, faggot!'''
* RapeAsDrama
* {{Shotacon}}: The uncle.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse / ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: The Brother and Sister who appear on the first page never show up again.

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17th Mar '13 2:46:10 PM cococrisp
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** That homosexuality is caused by having terrible parents, but is possible to cure by one trip to therapy and a few apologies all around. Yikes.

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** That homosexuality is caused by having terrible parents, lack of a father figure, but is possible to cure by one trip to therapy and a few apologies all around. Yikes.
2nd Mar '13 8:15:34 PM Tuckerscreator
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10th Feb '13 3:47:02 PM MagBas
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This book is infamous for its many UnfortunateImplications, especially regarding homosexuality. ''Website/{{Cracked}}'' named it [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/10-great-childrens-books-for-people-who-hate-their-children/ the worst children's book ever written]]. It has earned its rightful place on DarthWiki's [[Horrible/{{Literature}} So Bad, It's Horrible]] page.

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This book is infamous for its many UnfortunateImplications, especially regarding homosexuality. ''Website/{{Cracked}}'' named it [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/10-great-childrens-books-for-people-who-hate-their-children/ the worst children's book ever written]]. It has earned its rightful place on DarthWiki's [[Horrible/{{Literature}} So Bad, It's Horrible]] page.\n
27th Nov '12 2:33:17 PM HMSaph
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This book is infamous for its many UnfortunateImplications, especially regarding homosexuality. ''Website/{{Cracked}}'' named it [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/10-great-childrens-books-for-people-who-hate-their-children/ the worst children's book ever written]].

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This book is infamous for its many UnfortunateImplications, especially regarding homosexuality. ''Website/{{Cracked}}'' named it [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/10-great-childrens-books-for-people-who-hate-their-children/ the worst children's book ever written]].
written]]. It has earned its rightful place on DarthWiki's [[Horrible/{{Literature}} So Bad, It's Horrible]] page.
21st Nov '12 1:53:11 PM DynamicDragon
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'''This book contains examples of:'''

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6th Nov '12 3:45:51 AM system
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6th Nov '12 2:54:39 AM NCHammer
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This book is infamous for its many UnfortunateImplications, especially regarding homosexuality. ''Website/{{Cracked}}'' named it [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/10-great-childrens-books-for-people-who-hate-their-children/ the worst children's book ever written]].

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This book is infamous for its many UnfortunateImplications, especially regarding homosexuality. ''Website/{{Cracked}}'' named it [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/10-great-childrens-books-for-people-who-hate-their-children/ the worst children's book ever written]].
homosexuality.
12th Aug '12 5:06:55 PM nombretomado
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This book is infamous for its many UnfortunateImplications, especially regarding homosexuality. ''{{Cracked}}'' named it [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/10-great-childrens-books-for-people-who-hate-their-children/ the worst children's book ever written]].

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This book is infamous for its many UnfortunateImplications, especially regarding homosexuality. ''{{Cracked}}'' ''Website/{{Cracked}}'' named it [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/10-great-childrens-books-for-people-who-hate-their-children/ the worst children's book ever written]].
31st Jul '12 2:57:07 AM DoktorvonEurotrash
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''Alfie's Home'' is a children's picture book by Richard Cohen. The narrator of the story ([[NoNameGiven probably Alfie]]) tells of how his seemingly perfect and happy family is not all it seems. His parents fight all the time. His father is rarely around, usually yelling at him and his emotionally distressed mother clings to the narrator for support. Lucky for him, his Uncle Pete listens to and spends time with him. Unluckily, Uncle Pete is in fact a CreepyUncle, and molests his nephew. This leads to many psychological problems as the {{narrator}} gets older.

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''Alfie's Home'' is a children's picture book by Richard Cohen. The narrator of the story ([[NoNameGiven probably Alfie]]) tells of how his seemingly perfect and happy family is not all it seems. His parents fight all the time. His father is rarely around, usually yelling at him and his emotionally distressed mother clings to the narrator for support. Lucky for him, his Uncle Pete listens to and spends time with him. Unluckily, Uncle Pete is in fact a CreepyUncle, and molests his nephew. This leads to many psychological problems as the {{narrator}} narrator gets older.
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