Nobody Likes You: Inside the Turbulent Life, Times, and Music of Green Day [NOOK Book]

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The full story of the rise and spectacular comeback of the band hailed as the saviors of punk rock and the next U2

It's hard to believe that in early 2004 Green Day was considered over--the band was still together, but they were dismissed as a strictly 90s phenomenon, incapable of re-creating the success of their groundbreaking album Dookie. Then American Idiot debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts, stayed on the charts for nearly 18 months, ...
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Nobody Likes You: Inside the Turbulent Life, Times, and Music of Green Day

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Overview

The full story of the rise and spectacular comeback of the band hailed as the saviors of punk rock and the next U2

It's hard to believe that in early 2004 Green Day was considered over--the band was still together, but they were dismissed as a strictly 90s phenomenon, incapable of re-creating the success of their groundbreaking album Dookie. Then American Idiot debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts, stayed on the charts for nearly 18 months, and went on to sell more than four million records and to win Record of the Year (for "Boulevard of Broken Dreams") at this year's Grammy's.

Combining unique access to Green Day with a seasoned journalist's nose for a great story, Marc Spitz gives the complete account of the band, from their earliest days to their most recent explosion of popularity and critical acclaim. Foremost, Nobody Likes You is a story of friendship and the transporting power of playing very loud music. It is the story of how high school dropout Billie Joe Armstrong came to write song lyrics that inflamed the political conscience of fans in a way that two Yale graduates couldn't. Green Day's story--from rise, to fall, to rise again--has never before been fully told.
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From the band's early days to the critical acclaim and accolades of their latest album, American Idiot, Spitz details the group's friendship and creativity.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401385798
  • Publisher: Hyperion
  • Publication date: 11/7/2006
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 667,090
  • File size: 401 KB

Meet the Author

Marc Spitz is one of only two senior writers at Spin magazine, and has conducted in-depth interviews with some of the biggest modern cultural icons, including Courtney Love, The Strokes, Nine Inch Nails, and Morrissey. The January 2006 issue, featuring The Killers, will be his 13th Spin cover story. Spitz has also contributed features and reviews to The New York Post, Maxim, Nylon, The Washington Post, and GQ and has appeared on CNN, VH1, and MTV. He lives in New York City.
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Table of Contents


Introduction: Meet the New Punks     ix
Twin Jesuses of Suburbia     1
The Gilman Street Project     21
Lookout!     42
Op Ivy     57
Huge in Petaluma     63
Anarchy 90210     81
Insomniacs     117
"Shit Happens"     127
Uncle Billie     139
Captain Underpants     152
American Idiot     158
Discography     183
Acknowledgments     191
Index     193
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2006

    Awesome Book

    My friend got me this book for Christmas. When I first opened it I was kinda thinking 'hmm, okay...' (I like Green Day and all, but I was starting to pay more attention to newer bands since Green Day are out making a new album). Once I started reading, though, it was amazing. It sparked my interest in them all over again, and made me gain a higher appreciation for their music and all their struggles to get to where they are now. I would definately recommend this book for any fan out there! I even joined 'The Idiot Club' (their fan club) after I read this! (The ONLY problem I had was that it had some annoying grammar/misspelling problems here and there). 9/10.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2013

    To random

    Shut up this has nothing to do with the book and why would you give it a bad review when you havent read it and are writing about something totally irrelevant to the topic

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2013

    To march 29

    I totally agree!! Dont give green day a bad average, go trash the actuall book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2013

    Random

    The hunger games is lame its more than lame its an epic fail to humanity

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2012

    Loved this Book, a must have for any Green Day fan!!

    this book is by far one of my favorites! you wont regret getting this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2012

    Im peeta and i know it

    Best book ever asside from hunger games

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2012

    Nursery

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2012

    Green day

    Omg good book. A must get. Very discriptive about gd and their life

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2012

    LETS GO GREEN DAY

    Get this book if ur a green day fan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2011

    Awesome

    I am a big fan of green day i have every podcast,song,and music video they ever did on my ipod touch.if you love green day read this

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  • Posted July 18, 2011

    I love this book!

    Green Day is my all-time favorite band and this book describes a great deal of their lifeee! XD <3

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  • Posted April 10, 2011

    green day

    one of the best bands ever! i love this book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2011

    perfect for any die hard green day fan!

    this book really digs deep into the past lives of these 3 amazing men. it is well written with plenty of interviews and photos from the start of their career. it made me realize why i love green day so much. a must read for any die hard green day fan!

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  • Posted September 12, 2009

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    I Also Recommend:

    It was birthday gift for my son.

    My son is a very big Green Day fan, and I order a couple of Green Day books and DVD's for him. He was very happy to recieve them, and told me he enjoys them.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2008

    awesome

    This book was fabulous the reason I still like Green Day Is because of this book it tells about there problem with drugs and has pictures and things about them too it is a great book and I recomend this to any fan of Green Day

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2007

    Green day is awsome

    OK this book was great i just finished it, and at first i thought it would be like all of the others tell how they struggled with drugs and stuff but, it wasnt just that. it was more it difintley blew my exspectations out of the water

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