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Grand Pop, a memoir by Keefe Taylor as told to Rand Bishop
     

Grand Pop, a memoir by Keefe Taylor as told to Rand Bishop

by Rand Bishop
 
In this mock-memoir, Keefe Taylor, charismatic frontman for the legendary, multi-platinum hard-rock band, King Pest, has survived alcoholism, drug addiction, tabloid-covered arrests, a publicly humiliating divorce, near financial ruin, and recovery. Now, the veteran rock superstar shares what HE considers to be the most-traumatic period of his life: the year in which

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In this mock-memoir, Keefe Taylor, charismatic frontman for the legendary, multi-platinum hard-rock band, King Pest, has survived alcoholism, drug addiction, tabloid-covered arrests, a publicly humiliating divorce, near financial ruin, and recovery. Now, the veteran rock superstar shares what HE considers to be the most-traumatic period of his life: the year in which he turns 50 and becomes a grandfather. A clever skewing of the trendy, celebrity-memoir genre, this laugh-out-loud funny, and oft-times poignant novel examines the subjects of aging in a youth-obsessed culture, fame, addiction, sobriety, depression, and the insatiable, unscrupulous media. Will a spoiled, infantile rocker stumble his way to personal redemption? Can Keefe Taylor rediscover love, friendship, and family? The compelling pages of Grand Pop reveal all.

Editorial Reviews

Melanie Pickrell
I loved this book. It is surprisingly sweet and touching. I don't want to give away the ending so all I can say is that I laughed out loud at characters that I felt I knew. I cried at the tear jerking parts even though I tried not to because I was on a plane. A well-crafted tale of a Peter Pan's struggle to become a real live boy. This is a fun ride to Neverland and back again. If you've spent any time with a rock band you will identify with Keefe and his crazy life.. this should be a movie.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781935991014
Publisher:
Weightless Cargo Press
Publication date:
10/12/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
262
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Rand Bishop Rand Bishop began his career as a recording artist for a series of major labels. More than 40 years hence, as a Grammy-nominated, BMI Award-winning, Million-play songwriter, Bishop now counts close to 250 diverse credits: from the Beach Boys to Toby Keith, Heart to Indigo Girls. Along the way, he toured extensively as a rock ’n‘ roller, sang on countless sessions as a studio vocalist, produced hundreds of records and film soundtracks, and spent years behind desks as a talent development executive and music publisher. If those accomplishments weren’t more than enough, Bishop is an award-winning screenwriter, produced playwright, songwriting coach, and author. At the end of the day, he refers to himself simply as “a writer.”

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