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

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

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556529894
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/1/2006
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 619,776
  • File size: 3 MB

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    Posted September 15, 2013

    Nursery

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    Posted January 10, 2013

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    BON JOVI!!!!!!

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    Posted May 18, 2012

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    BON JOVI FRIDGIN RULES!!

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  • Posted April 29, 2012

    A great read and memoir!

    This book is a great read for those that lived the Sunset Strip days of the 80's and 90's. For those that lived it via the magazines and MTV wishing they could have been there, you too will enjoy seeing yet another take on that life. I lived it in both manners and found this an interesting story of one women's life during that time. Hollyweird rocked us all!

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