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Walk, Don't Run
     

Walk, Don't Run

by Steven Jae Johnson
 

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"An epic story of show-biz dreams." --Mike Foley "It's this generation's American Graffiti -- it's Happy Days slammed into Resurrection Boulevard." --Rick Marcelli "Johnson's memory for the adventures we shared breaking into show business is seamless." --Edward James Olmos Kids, This Is Rock 'N' Roll: A Rockin' and Rollin' Memoir Made on the 1960s Sunset Strip in

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"An epic story of show-biz dreams." --Mike Foley "It's this generation's American Graffiti -- it's Happy Days slammed into Resurrection Boulevard." --Rick Marcelli "Johnson's memory for the adventures we shared breaking into show business is seamless." --Edward James Olmos Kids, This Is Rock 'N' Roll: A Rockin' and Rollin' Memoir Made on the 1960s Sunset Strip in Hollywood Here is a story that is glamorous, inspiring, and gritty -- a marvelous fusion of the ups, downs, and in-betweens of life and music and passion in 1960s Hollywood, California, the place where dreams are made and chased and, sometimes, die. When Steven "Rusty" Johnson, Eddie Olmos, and Joey Zagarino met in high school in 1962, the sky was the limit and rock 'n' roll stardom was a record deal away. These three friends forged a life-long friendship that would take them through triumph and tragedy, victory and defeat, success and failure -- all in the pursuit of reaching the rock 'n' roll dream. This is not only the story of three dreamers, it is a true tale that shows that success -- and life -- is about taking it from the top, catching a good groove, and taking it one beat at a time. SOUNDTRACK AVAILABLE! (See inside for details.) Live the Dream: www.WalkDontRunTheBook.com

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Craig Manning
From their early verve for music and the promise of a record deal to their misadventures behind the wheels of classic cars, all the way to the crushing tragedy that serves as the book's climactic moment, Rusty, Joey, and Eddie live out their lives like the characters of a Springsteen song. With Johnson's infectious writing style and his palpable love for both his music and his friends, Walk, Don't Run is a song you'll want to experience for yourself--probably more than once.
Big Al
If you're into memoirs or biographies of rock bands and musicians, Walk, Don't Run is a read you should enjoy. I did. If you have a thing for the 60s, you'll find something to like as well.
Michael Dunford
Told with candor, insight, detail, wit, and hard won wisdom, "Walk, Don't Run: A Rockin and Rollin Memoir" is an inherently fascinating read. Exceptionally well written, organized and presented, "Walk, Don't Run" is very highly recommended for community and academic library American Biography collections.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940150830233
Publisher:
Kallisti Publishing
Publication date:
08/18/2015
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
260
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Steven Jae Johnson (“Rusty”) has enjoyed life as a musician, an actor, a screenwriter — and now as an author. Steven has worked in many lms and television shows over the decades, including working with Michael Landon Productions for eight years, after which he worked as the music director for Edward James Olmos Productions.

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