Friday, September 26, 2014

Flashback Friday - I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone 9/26/14

Flashback Friday is a meme hosted by our friends at Fiction Fare and Swoony Boys Podcast.  The Objective - Pick a book... any book that meets the following criteria:  

1.  Must have been published at least 2 years ago or 
2.  Preferably is still in print or available to read

My Flashback choice this week was easy.  I've heard many good things about this author and I'm a sucker for books about music and the music scene.

Title: I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone
Author: Stephanie Kuehnert
Publisher: MTV Books
Date: 7/8/08


A raw, edgy, emotional novel about growing up punk and living to tell. 

The Clash. Social Di
stortion. Dead Kennedys. Patti Smith. The Ramones. Punk rock is in Emily Black's blood. Her mother, Louisa, hit the road to follow the incendiary music scene when Emily was four months old and never came back. Now Emily's all grown up with a punk band of her own, determined to find the tune that will bring her mother home. Because if Louisa really is following the music, shouldn't it lead her right back to Emily?

STEPHANIE KUEHNERT got her start writing bad poetry about unrequited love and razor blades in eighth grade. In high school, she discovered punk rock and produced several D.I.Y. feminist 'zines. After short stints in Ohio and Wisconsin, Stephanie ultimately returned home and received her MFA in creative writing from Columbia College Chicago. She currently resides in Forest Park, IL.

1 comment:

  1. I hadn't heard of this one! It sounds interesting though! Thanks for sharing!!