The Expert calls these Rock and Roll Memoirs The Classics
The Expert and I agree that these are the Good, Juicy Rock and Roll Memoir Reads
The Expert recommends these Insightful Rock Reads. I’ve only read the dirty, non-sightful ones)
A fellow rock and roll memoir lover and reader of the blog offered up a list of some serious life lesson rock books.
Fall To Pieces by Mary Forsberg Weiland – if you thought the statement she put out with her children when Scott Weiland died was brutal, read the book to find out why it honestly wasn’t. This book was so sad, but I think Mary
is amazingly strong and doing what she can to survive.
Punk Rock Dad by Jim Lindberg. This is one of my favorite books. He’s the lead singer of Pennywise. It’s not only a rocker boy autobiography, but a dad biography. I loved this book because he writes about being a punk, and
how to reconcile that with being a parent. Fuck authority, but behave! This book lead to the documentary The Other F Word, which I highly recommend.
And I Don’t Want To Live This Life by Deborah Spungen. The author was the mother of Nancy Spungen of Sid and Nancy fame. It felt to me like Nancy was an incredibly unlikeable person. So much so that her mother wrote a book about her life that made you really feel bad for her family. Maybe make your older kids read this one so they’ll scratch heroin off their rock and roll bucket lists.
Both The Expert and I agree that these three fall into the class of
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Love is a Mix Tape by Rob Sheffield (has many more titles). This one was recommended to me by a likeminded rock & roll lover I know and I am literally placing my order right night.