This is about a 20 year old guy trying to find out what direction he wants to take his life in. He later comes to find out that he doesn't have any control over it. Also, he is struggling with his family who is putting pressure on him to stick to something.
A young man angry at the world writes 'The Autonomist Manifesto' venting his own frustrations through creating an ideology on how to live a full life. His beliefs take form in the idea of self-governing existence as opposed to living by the standards of other people. He attracts a following of young, impressionable people made up mostly of university students which he has no care for and begins to make his impact upon the world.
Based on the favored movie "Annie," Mannie is the story of an orphan who's parents skidded out of control crashing into the depths of the Clayton Ravine. At least that was what he was told. At least that was what he was told, when he discovers that they actually abandoned him he breaks out of the orphanage to try to find them.