The Portable Henry Rollins

The Portable Henry Rollins

by Henry Rollins
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The Portable Henry Rollins by Henry Rollins

Henry Rollins is an artist whose legendary, no-holds-barred performances encompasses music, acting, and written and spoken word.  As Details magazine said when it named Rollins the 1994 Man of the Year: "through two decades of rage and discipline, Henry Rollins has transformed himself from an L.A. punk rocker into a universal soldier.  His enemies: slackers and hypocrites.  His mission: to steel your soul and rock your world."

Rollins was frontman for the seminal punk band Black Flag, and since 1987 has led the Rollins Band, whose ninth album, Come In and Burn, was just released by DreamWorks.

As a spoken-word artist, he regularly performs at colleges and theaters worldwide and has released eight spoken-word audiotapes.  His album Get in the Van won the Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album for 1995.  As an actor, he has appeared in The Chase, Johnny Mnemonic, Heat, and David Lynch's forthcoming film, Lost Highway.  

From his days as front man for the band Black Flag and the current Rollins Band to his books and spoken-word audiotapes, Henry Rollins is the music, the attitude, and the voice that takes no prisoners.  In his twelve books, he has led us on a hallucinatory journey through the decades--and his mind--with poems, essays, short stories, diary entries, and rants that exist at "the frayed edges where reality ends and imagination begins" (Publishers Weekly).  For the first time, the best of his legendary, no-holds-barred writings are available.  This collection includes new photos and works from such seminal Rollins books as:

High Adventure in the Great Outdoors
Art to Choke Hearts
Bang!
Black Coffee Blues
Get in the Van
Do I Come Here Often?
Solipsist


Plus never before released stories and more...


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307568090
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/07/2009
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 96,620
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

As a writer, Henry Rollins has self-published eleven books through his own publishing company, 2.13.61.  He lives in New York and Los Angeles.


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Portable Henry Rollins 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
HenryHetfield More than 1 year ago
I had read a couple of books that Henry Rollins had published prior to reading this one. At first I thought that his writings were ok, nothing to really get too excited about. Then I picked this book up and immediately found myself really wanting to get every book he writes. Even if you have all of the books that are in this portable edition, this book is one of those that you find yourself reading over and over because of the relevance of the excerpts.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Honest. You will hate this book as much as you will love it. Every time I read his prose, something Henry writes pops out at me like some crazy animal trying to swallow me up only to spit me out on the pavement. Intensity at its best.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was the first book by Henry Rollins that I ever read. The things that he wrote about felt like home to me and I stayed up all hours of the night entranced by it. The Portable Henry Rollins is greatly written and tells everything how it is, angry or painful, without a lie.
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The first book I read by the incredible Henry Rollins was 'Black Coffee Blues' I was extreamly upset when I was on the last couple of pages and then I picked up 'Portable' to find it is pretty identicle to 'Black coffee Blues' which made me so happy. Both the books talk about some disturbing issues, things that go on that people don't really want to accept that these things are real. Henry Rollins, you are not alone in any way that you feel because each word you write, I've already felt.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is mesmerizing. You read until you are forced to put it down from the dark reality of life, and all the while craving more, not taking your eyes away from it. It relates to your soul in a way i've never seen before...i loved every minute of it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this book was amazing i have never experienced a book where it made my brain almost seep out of my head. Especially because i can almost exactly relate to how Rollins views life and all the b.s. that comes with it whether you like it or not. I love how he doesn't shy away from his real feelings and he doesn't sugarcoat it either. yes, his writings definitely hit myself right at home. If you enjoy this check out his site or his cd's and read or listen to 'I KNOW YOU' it is quite possibly the greatest peice of literature and poetry i have ever experienced. Rollins holds true to my theory that he is god. He displays the words i have tried to speak so many times but couldn't. I know how you feel Henry and i am there by your side. yeah, i think i know you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As the first bit of works of his that I have experienced, I was amazed. His honest, take-it-as-it-is approach to life and his writing were outstanding. Excuse me while I get out to get the rest of his works...