The Only Girl: My Life and Times on the Masthead of Rolling Stone

The Only Girl: My Life and Times on the Masthead of Rolling Stone

by Robin Green

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Overview

A raucous and vividly dishy memoir by the only woman writer on the masthead of Rolling Stone Magazine in the early Seventies.

In 1971, Robin Green had an interview with Jann Wenner at the offices of Rolling Stone magazine. She had just moved to Berkeley, California, a city that promised "Good Vibes All-a Time." Those days, job applications asked just one question: "What are your sun, moon and rising signs?" Green thought she was interviewing for a clerical job like the other girls in the office, a "real job." Instead, she was hired as a journalist.

With irreverent humor and remarkable nerve, Green spills stories of sparring with Dennis Hopper on a film junket in the desert, scandalizing fans of David Cassidy and spending a legendary evening on a water bed in Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s dorm room. In the seventies, Green was there as Hunter S. Thompson crafted Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, and now, with a distinctly gonzo female voice, she reveals her side of that tumultuous time in America.

Brutally honest and bold, Green reveals what it was like to be the first woman granted entry into an iconic boys' club. Pulling back the curtain on Rolling Stone magazine in its prime, The Only Girl is a stunning tribute to a bygone era and a publication that defined a generation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316440059
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 08/21/2018
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 400,232
File size: 27 MB
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About the Author

Robin Green is an award-winning TV writer/producer known for her work as an Executive Producer and writer for The Sopranos on HBO and for creating, with her husband Mitchell Burgess, the CBS drama Blue Bloods, now in its seventh season. She is an alumna of Brown University and holds an MFA from the University of Iowa Writer's Workshop. Green lives in New York City with her husband and mixed-breed dog Silenzio.

What People are Saying About This

Co-Founder and Publisher of Rolling Stone - Jann Wenner

“Robin has written a frank, witty and loving about memoir growing up in the milieu of the seventies at Rolling Stone. Her honesty and insight brought all those times back, some of RS’s wildest and wackiest early days.”

Bestselling author of My Kitchen Year - Ruth Reichl

“Compulsively readable, laugh out loud funny and beautifully crafted. I ate up every word. If you thought they had more fun back then, this book will prove that you were right.”

Creator of Southland and Ray Donovan - Ann Biderman

“What a time! A hilarious, mordant, and finally deeply touching bildungsmemoir of a gifted writer finding her voice among “the men”, at Rolling stone and later, in the trenches of Hollywood. Her sexual picadillos are laugh out loud funny and at the same time deeply moving. The diffidence of youth smacking up against a search for her voice provides a brilliant ride –I couldn’t put it down.”

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