Nerd Girl Rocks Paradise City: A True Story of Faking It in Hair Metal L.A.

Nerd Girl Rocks Paradise City: A True Story of Faking It in Hair Metal L.A.

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by Anne Thomas Soffee
     
 

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This hilarious peek into the early years of the hair-band era reveals the hierarchy of fishnets, bustiers, and chicks with the Holy Grail—a backstage pass. After college, Anne Thomas Soffee journeyed to Los Angeles to start a career as a rock journalist and small-time heavy-metal flack. A taste for other people’s prescriptions and too much beer… See more details below

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This hilarious peek into the early years of the hair-band era reveals the hierarchy of fishnets, bustiers, and chicks with the Holy Grail—a backstage pass. After college, Anne Thomas Soffee journeyed to Los Angeles to start a career as a rock journalist and small-time heavy-metal flack. A taste for other people’s prescriptions and too much beer edges her freelance journalism work right off her schedule. She struggles with not being thin enough, pretty enough, or cool enough when, in the midst of the L.A. riots, Soffee is offered a coveted slot in Virginia Commonwealth University's MFA writing program. Determined to pull herself out of current habits, Soffee starts turning her life around, making a stop at rehab before she heads off to graduate school. Her quarter-life crisis is packed with offbeat characters that prove that fact is often funnier than fiction.

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"Funny, trashy, and smart."  The New York Times Book Review
 
 

"A laugh-out-loud charmer."  —Bust

"A truly well-written rock 'n' roll memoir."  —Punk Planet

"Totally enjoyable."  —Maximum Rock n Roll

"Funny as hell!"  —Score! Music Magazine

"A compelling read."  —Metal Maniacs

"Incredibly sharp . . . Easy to read and clever, making it hard to put down."  —Venuszine.com

"Wickedly funny."  —Seattle Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781556526473
Publisher:
Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/30/2006
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.64(d)

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