Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Review: I Slept with Joey Ramone: A Punk Rock Family Memoir

When the Ramones recorded their debut album in 1976, it heralded the true birth of punk rock. Unforgettable front man Joey Ramone gave voice to the disaffected youth of the seventies and eighties, and the band influenced the counterculture for decades to come. With honesty, humor, and grace, Joey’s brother, Mickey Leigh, shares a fascinating, intimate look at the turbulent life of one of America’s greatest—and unlikeliest—music icons. While the music lives on for new generations to discover, I Slept with Joey Ramone is the enduring portrait of a man who struggled to find his voice and of the brother who loved him.
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As a music lover and a fan of memoirs, I knew I had to read this book.  I Slept with Joey Ramone gives a first-hand look at the birth of punk music.  It's a masterpiece and gave me a new respect for the Ramones.  Even if you aren't a fan of their music, you will still enjoy this book. 

Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group
418 pages
$15.99 US

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Disclosure:  I received a copy of this book for free.  All opinions expressed are 100% mine.  If you make a purchase using my Amazon or Barnes and Noble link, I will receive a small portion of the purchase price.

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