The Bohemian Love Diaries: A Memoir

The Bohemian Love Diaries: A Memoir

by Slash Coleman

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762786985
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 07/16/2013
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.86(w) x 8.66(h) x 0.87(d)

About the Author

Slash Coleman wrote, produced, and starred in the PBS special The Neon Man and Me, which also won the United Solo Award for best drama. The personal perspectives blogger for Psychology Today and a regular contributor to Storytelling magazine, he appeared on the NPR series How Artists Make Money and is creating The New American Storyteller for PBS. He lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

author's note vi

Part 1 love me

1 the great escape 2

2 major league pop fly 8

3 the last american gladiator 15

4 perpetual underdog 28

5 odd time signatures 35

6 the acquisition of skipper 44

7 the most beautiful sukkah in the entire world 55

8 the hornet conspiracy 62

9 a vue shtet geschreiber 70

10 high school musical 74

11 premature evaluation 81

Part 2 love me not

12 o'virginity 86

13 rules by which a great declaration may be produced 94

14 the gateway gig 98

15 the battle of shiloh 103

16 devil moose 109

17 peep show 120

18 how to bust your best friend's ass knoxville-style 126

19 educating harmony 136

20 the complete reference guide for overly dramatic suicidal artist-types in 41 easy steps 140

21 the german atonement package 149

Part 3 love me

22 love in boxes 158

23 love in 12 courses 165

24 baby with the bath water 170

25 anatomy of a whirl 173

26 love at first sight or by other routes 186

27 clean sweep 192

28 courtyard with lunatics 194

29 the rise and fall of the great corn bread warrior 205

30 beauty & voluntaries 218

31 love fight club 220

32 the days run away like my wife's hair over the hills 229

33 bohemian love baggage 235

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The Bohemian Love Diaries: A Memoir 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was afraid to read my son's memoir. I heard recently that authors who write their memoirs are self indulgent and full of lies. So, I decided to be like 50 Cent's grandmother who never listens to his rap music and always says she she loves it. But, curiosity finally got the best of me or else I decided reading it for myself was better than my imagination reading it.  Slash Coleman's book "The Bohemian Love Diaries," made me laugh, cry, and say "Amen" a few times. Yes, this is also my life through my child's eyes and I am grateful for his forgiveness. Anyone who has wondered what a family is like that lives with addictions, drama, crisis, mistakes, love and family values might want to join our family for a holiday dinner and please bring a copy of the book with you. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Slash's biographical search for love in The Bohemian Love Diaries compares to a spiritual, "chemical-free", organic rendition of Hunter R.Thompson with lessons learned in the end.
Tempie_Tiger More than 1 year ago
Truly a great read. Laughter, frustration, and tears, all of the things needed to keep a reader engaged and have trouble putting it down. Everything a true book lover enjoys.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first chapter had me laughing out loud.. wanting more. What a wonderful book it was funny and profound. Full of all the entertainment we would expect from a Memoir by Slash. Can not wait for the next book.
mysterybook_nerd98 More than 1 year ago
* I was given a free copy via the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* " It's seven minutes after midnight, and I'm standing in a silver shopping cart with a bad wheel in Harvey's Meat Market and Grocery facing a Standoff Sandwich." With those opening lines, I knew this memoir was going to be totally different from the other memoirs I have read. It's a barrel full of crazy.Coleman writes in such a way that I felt I was reading a Dali painting. If you like your biographies on the quirky side then you'll enjoy this book. It's one of the most original, entertainingly weird books I've read in a long time.
crayolakym More than 1 year ago
Everyone has a story, but how you tell that story is what will be the deciding factor that shines a spotlight upon the past you. Author Slash Coleman has a spot light so damn bright upon him you would think his alter ego was Batman. However, the story he tells will literally cause Batman to hang his head in shame. And that is AWESOME. From an eclectic artistic father who always saw everything in his own defined way, a mother who hid behind her Jewish bloodline, and twin sisters who scared the crap out of him for the longest time, this book will show you the growth of a child to man who knew love, found love, lost love, and wrapped it all up in a crazy offbeat adventure called life. By the end of the book, you will wish your life were even a fraction as quirky as Coleman’s and will be suggesting it to everyone to read.  Read more at Musing with Crayolakym