Paul Simon

Paul Simon
Author: Robert Hilburn
Publsiher: Spectrum
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-09-23
ISBN: 9000345855
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paul Simon Book Excerpt:

De eerste biografie over Paul Simon met medewerking van Simon zelf Paul Simon is een van de grootste en meest geliefde songwriters in de popmuziekgeschiedenis met hits als ‘The Sound of Silence’, ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ en ‘Graceland’. Na lang wachten verschijnt nu de eerste biografie over hem, geschreven door de veelgeprezen muziekbiograaf Robert Hilburn, met medewerking van Paul Simon zelf. Robert Hilburn, bekend van de biografie over Johnny Cash, heeft meer dan 100 uur met Simon gesproken. Daarnaast interviewde hij vele mensen die voor Simon belangrijk waren, zoals zijn eerste twee vrouwen, Peggy Harper en Carrie Fisher en – voor het eerst – de mensen rondom Kathy Chitty, Simons muze. Het resultaat is een zeer intiem verslag van de uitdagingen van een wereldberoemde muzikant en de concessies die hij heeft moeten doen in zijn streven naar de top. Het boek gaat in op zijn moedige besluit om Simon & Garfunkel op het hoogtepunt van hun succes te verlaten, zijn voortdurende zoektocht naar artistieke doelen en zijn strijd om deze doelen na te streven met alle afleidingen van dien: roem, huwelijken, echtscheidingen, drugs, afwijzingen en onzekerheid. Afleidingen die zoveel grootse popmuzikanten ten val hebben gebracht. Paul Simon is een indrukwekkende en inspirerende biografie waarin zowel de menselijke als de artistieke kant van de – bij vlagen – ongrijpbare Paul Simon eindelijk aan het licht wordt gebracht, waardoor ook zijn gedenkwaardige hits een geheel andere lading krijgen. Dankzij de gedetailleerde beschrijvingen van zijn successen en tegenslagen in en buiten de spotlights en Simons creativiteit, passie en wilskracht behoort deze biografie tot een van de beste biografieën van Hilburn.

The Lost Journals of Sylvia Plath

The Lost Journals of Sylvia Plath
Author: Kimberly Knutsen
Publsiher: Northern Illinois University Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2015-11-02
ISBN: 1501757814
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lost Journals of Sylvia Plath Book Excerpt:

Finalist, 2015 Midwest Book Award Chicago Book Review Best Book of 2015 Set in the frozen wasteland of Midwestern academia, The Lost Journals of Sylvia Plath introduces Wilson A. Lavender, father of three, instructor of women's studies, and self-proclaimed genius who is beginning to think he knows nothing about women. He spends much of his time in his office not working on his dissertation, a creative piece titled "The Lost Journals of Sylvia Plath." A sober alcoholic, he also spends much of his time not drinking, until he hooks up with his office mate, Alice Cherry, an undercover stripper who introduces him to "the buffer"--the chemical solution to his woes. Wilson's wife, Katie, is an anxious hippie, genuine earth mother, and recent PhD with no plans other than to read People magazine, eat chocolate, and seduce her young neighbor--a community college student who has built a bar in his garage. Intelligent and funny, Katie is haunted by a violent childhood. Her husband's "tortured genius" both exhausts and amuses her. The Lavenders' stagnant world is roiled when Katie's pregnant sister, January, moves in. Obsessed with her lost love, '80s rocker Stevie Flame, January is on a quest to reconnect with her glittery, big-haired past. A free spirit to the point of using other people's toothbrushes without asking, she drives Wilson crazy. Exploring the landscape of family life, troubled relationships, dreams of the future, and nightmares of the past, Knutsen has conjured a literary gem filled with humor and sorrow, Aqua Net and Scooby-Doo, diapers and benzodiazepines--all the detritus and horror and beauty of modern life.

Things I ll Never Say

Things I ll Never Say
Author: Ann Angel
Publsiher: Candlewick Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-03-24
ISBN: 0763677078
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Things I ll Never Say Book Excerpt:

Fifteen top young-adult authors let us in on provocative secrets in a fascinating collection that will have readers talking. A baby no one knows about. A dangerous hidden identity. Off-limits hookups. A parent whose problems your friends won’t understand. Everyone keeps secrets—from themselves, from their families, from their friends—and secrets have a habit of shaping the lives around them. Acclaimed author Ann Angel brings together some of today’s most gifted YA authors to explore, in a variety of genres, the nature of secrets: Do they make you stronger or weaker? Do they alter your world when revealed? Do they divide your life into what you’ll tell and what you won’t? The one thing these diverse stories share is a glimpse into the secret self we all keep hidden. With stories by: Ann Angel Kerry Cohen Louise Hawes Varian Johnson erica l. kaufman Ron Koertge E. M. Kokie Chris Lynch Kekla Magoon Zoë Marriott Katy Moran J. L. Powers Mary Ann Rodman Cynthia Leitich Smith Ellen Wittlinger

The Complete Tempest Rock Star Series books 1 6

The Complete Tempest Rock Star Series  books 1 6
Author: Michelle Mankin
Publsiher: Michelle Mankin
Total Pages: 1200
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complete Tempest Rock Star Series books 1 6 Book Excerpt:

Six bestselling full length novels. Your all access backstage pass to the world's most dysfunctional rock band. Tempest rocking. Tempest rolling. Tempest raging out of control. The complete series includes all six books boxed together digitally for the first time ever. Over 1200 pages. It also includes a bonus excerpt of The Right Man. IRRESISTIBLE REFRAIN Two years ago everything changed for the remaining members of the Seattle rock band Tempest. Two years is a long time. Too long to keep on remembering. Not nearly long enough to forget. In trouble with nowhere else to go songstress Lace Lowell seeks refuge with the band during their stop in New York City. It's a risky move for her because they are both there, two impossibly good looking men whose lives are inseparably entwined with hers. One who bruised her heart and one who smashed it into pieces. ENTICING INTERLUDE To the talented vocalist Justin Jones, love is merely a game that he plays by his own rules. But to Bridget Dubois, love and heartache are one and the same. Broken too many times before, the delicate beauty keeps her emotions carefully concealed. Bridget has her own set of rigid rules when it comes to men. She prefers to avoid them altogether, especially dangerously seductive auburn haired emerald eyed players like Justin. CAPTIVATING BRIDGE Warren "War" Jinkins is that guy. The bad one. Tempest's ex front man, an arrogant rock god. The only thing larger than his ego is his capacity for self-destruction. His bad attitude has cost him. His woman. His best friend. His band. Everything. Shaina Bentley is that girl. The good one. Hollywood's pink candy-coated sweetheart. The star of Pinky Swear, television's top rated teen show. He's a one man island. She's a fragile captive soul. Is love a current too dangerous to cross or will it be the bridge that brings them together? RELENTLESS RHYTHM The one she really wants is out of reach. The one he really needs is already taken. Dizzy Lowell, rhythm man for the rising rock band Tempest is a wizard on the guitar and a wonder with women. But the hookup specialist hides his emotional scars beneath his suave exterior. He never lets anyone truly touch him until he meets April Reynolds, the confident bartender of the Diamond Mine. TEMPTING TEMPO Sager Reed the strong and silent bassist for the rock band Tempest is well acquainted with loss. The thoughtful tattoos he designs only hint at his turbulent youth. He buries his guilt about it deeply within his troubled heart. Melinda T. Belle is the daughter of a dysfunctional rock legend. Avoiding emotional entanglement, she has turned her back on nearly everyone and everything she has ever known. Alone, she tries desperately to find fulfillment in the one dream she has left, competitive skiing. Can Sager overcome his dark past? Will Melinda realize her worth? Will they both see that love is only thing that really matters? SCANDALOUS BEAT A rock star. A stripper. Can a hookup lead to a happily ever after? BONUS CONTENT: THE RIGHT MAN A pretty woman and a handsome rock star A modern retelling of Cinderella. Can a hookup for cash lead to a happily ever after? Text ROCK BOOK to 345345 for cover reveal and release alerts from this author. On January 31, 2019 one randomly chosen subscriber will receive an autographed paperback set of the entire Tempest series. (US only)

Afternoon of a Faun A Novel

Afternoon of a Faun  A Novel
Author: James Lasdun
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2019-04-09
ISBN: 132400195X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Afternoon of a Faun A Novel Book Excerpt:

Taut, stylish, and psychologically acute, Afternoon of a Faun dramatizes the search for truth as an accusation of sexual assault plunges a journalist into a series of deepening crises. "The truth might be hard to bring to light, but that didn’t mean it didn’t exist, because it did exist: fixed in its moment, unalterable, and certainly not a matter of ‘belief.’ " When an old flame accuses him of sexual assault in her memoir, expat English journalist Marco Rosedale is brought rapidly and inexorably to the brink of ruin. His reputation and livelihood at stake, Marco confides in a close friend, who finds himself caught between the obligations of friendship and an increasingly urgent desire to uncover the truth. This unnamed friend is drawn, magnetized, into the orbit of the woman at the center of the accusation—and finds his position as the safely detached narrator turning into something more dangerous. Soon, the question of his own complicity becomes impossible to avoid. Set during the months leading up to Donald Trump’s election, with detours into the 1970s, this propulsive novel investigates the very meaning of truth at a time when it feels increasingly malleable. An atmospheric and unsettling drama from a novelist acclaimed as “the literary descendent of Dostoevsky and Patricia Highsmith” (Boston Globe), Afternoon of a Faun combines a sharply observed study of our shifting social mores with a meditation on what makes us believe, or disbelieve, the stories people tell about themselves.

Victory

Victory
Author: James Lasdun
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019-02-07
ISBN: 147356137X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Victory Book Excerpt:

**SHORTLISTED FOR THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE 2020** Two timely novellas exploring male sexual violence, power and corruption ‘Victory makes a convincing case for James Lasdun as one of the most incisive investigators of the human heart writing in English today... An instant masterpiece’ Johanna Thomas-Corr, Observer Love and hate, desire and guilt, friendship and betrayal – these are the coordinates that drive James Lasdun’s two intensely gripping, darkly comic novellas of men and women caught between their irrational passions and the urge for control. In Feathered Glory the seemingly happy marriage of a school principal and his artist wife reveals dangerous fault-lines as an old lover reappears in the husband’s life. The past also haunts the present in Afternoon of a Faun, where an accusation of historic sexual assault plunges Marco Rosedale, an English journalist in New York, into a series of deepening crises. Together these stories offer a sharply observed vision that will resonate with anyone interested in the clash of power and desire in our embattled contemporary lives.

The Rock Star s Baby Bargain

The Rock Star s Baby Bargain
Author: Lili Valente
Publsiher: Self Taught Ninja Inc
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2020-06-23
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rock Star s Baby Bargain Book Excerpt:

Two days after my boyfriend dumps me, my business goes belly up, and the sperm bank declines my credit card, a gorgeous rock star offers to whisk me away for two weeks of hot, steamy, all-expenses paid…therapy. I should say no. I’m not looking for a fling. I want a man who’ll be a father to the baby I’m desperate to conceive. Or, at the very least, a guy willing to knock me up before we go our separate ways. Zack isn’t that guy. He’s my best friend’s oldest pal, and in my social circle for the long haul. I could never ask him a favor like this. That would be crazy. The problem? Turns out, I’m crazy. And so is Zack…

Random Acts of Trust Random Series 2 BBW Romance Rock Star Romance

Random Acts of Trust  Random Series  2   BBW Romance  Rock Star Romance
Author: Julia Kent
Publsiher: Julia Kent
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2013-12-06
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Random Acts of Trust Random Series 2 BBW Romance Rock Star Romance Book Excerpt:

I swear I am not the kind of person who gets her cell phone caught in places that require an ER trip and an OBGYN. But, apparently, I am. I’m also not the kind of person who spends all her time thinking about the guy who got away. But, apparently, I am, too. Starting a new life in Boston isn’t supposed to include repeatedly embarrassing myself in public, meeting a crazy blond woman who has ties to the band Random Acts of Crazy, and definitely isn’t supposed to include wallowing in a past I thought I’d left behind four years ago. But, apparently, it does. And the drummer for the band, Sam Hinton, is the boy I loved in high school and who disappeared with my heart. Now he’s back, better than ever. Second chances aren’t supposed to make scars disappear and hearts mend. But, apparently, they can. If you trust enough. Fate took their lives by storm four years ago and put an unbreachable gulf between Sam and Amy. Can time really heal all wounds…or are some scars too deep? The second book in the Random series after the wildly successful New York Times and USA Today bestseller Random Acts of Crazy, Random Acts of Trust is a romantic comedy that explores the love between one man, one woman, and ends with one Happily Ever After (and no cliffhangers or chickens!). And you’ll never look at a cell phone the same way again. Listen to the audiobook, narrated by Sebastian York and Andi Arndt!! Topics: contemporary romance, romantic comedy, new adult romance, rockstar romance, rock star romance, erotic romance, seductive story, hot romance, women's fiction, women's romance, bbw romance, romance, contemporary woman julia kent, julia kent romance

You Love Me

You Love Me
Author: Caroline Kepnes
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2021-04-06
ISBN: 0593133803
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

You Love Me Book Excerpt:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Can’t get enough of Joe Goldberg? Don’t miss the latest thriller in Caroline Kepnes’s compulsively readable You series, with an all-new plot not seen in the blockbuster Netflix show. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY MARIE CLAIRE • “Fiendish, fast-paced, and very funny.”—Paula Hawkins, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Girl on the Train Joe Goldberg is done with the cities. He’s done with the muck and the posers, done with Love. Now he’s saying hello to nature, to simple pleasures on a cozy island in the Pacific Northwest. For the first time in a long time, he can just breathe. He gets a job at the local library—he does know a thing or two about books—and that’s where he meets her: Mary Kay DiMarco. Librarian. Joe won’t meddle, he will not obsess. He’ll win her the old-fashioned way . . . by providing a shoulder to cry on, a helping hand. Over time, they’ll both heal their wounds and begin their happily ever after in this sleepy town. The trouble is . . . Mary Kay already has a life. She’s a mother. She’s a friend. She’s . . . busy. True love can only triumph if both people are willing to make room for the real thing. Joe cleared his decks. He’s ready. And hopefully, with his encouragement and undying support, Mary Kay will do the right thing and make room for him.

Say No to the Devil

Say No to the Devil
Author: Ian Zack
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 323
Release: 2015-04-10
ISBN: 022623410X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Say No to the Devil Book Excerpt:

Despite almost universal renown among his contemporaries, Davis lives today not so much in his own work but through covers of his songs by Dylan, Jackson Browne, and many others, as well as in the untold number of students whose lives he influenced--many of whom continue to teach his techniques today. The first biography of Davis, Say No to the Devil restores the Rev's remarkable story. Drawing on extensive research and interviews with many of Davis's former students and others who knew him well, music journalist Ian Zack takes readers through Davis's difficult beginning as the blind son of sharecroppers in the Jim Crow South to his decision to become an ordained Baptist minister and his move to New York in the early 1940s, where he scraped out a living singing and preaching on street corners and in storefront churches in Harlem. There, he gained entry into a circle of musicians that included, among many others, Lead Belly, Woody Guthrie, and Dave Van Ronk.

This One Moment

This One Moment
Author: Stina Lindenblatt
Publsiher: Loveswept
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2016-04-05
ISBN: 1101965584
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

This One Moment Book Excerpt:

Fame, fortune, and stadiums full of screaming fans are right around the corner for the rock band at the heart of Stina Lindenblatt’s steamy, intense Pushing Limits series. But it’s an epic love affair that steals the show in this opening act. When Nolan Kincaid skipped town to chase the music career of his dreams, he knew he wouldn’t miss the reminders of his broken family—he wasn’t so sure he could forget the girl he left behind. Now his band is touring nonstop, the recording sessions go all night, and the groupies are crazed. But when he hears that Hailey Wilkins is in trouble, he drops everything. Hailey thought she’d missed her chance with Nolan. Five years ago, the moment she realized she loved him was the moment he decided to leave. Now, when a brutal assault lands her in the ICU, Nolan flies straight to her bedside, acting like nothing’s changed. What’s a rock star like him doing, canceling shows and risking his record deal, just to nurse an old friend back to health? And why should Hailey believe he’ll stay this time? With her attacker still at large, Nolan’s ready to rise to the occasion. He knows he let Hailey down once before, but he’s ready to give her everything, heart and soul—and he’ll fight for the chance to prove it. Praise for This One Moment “A thrill ride that kept me on the edge of my seat, This One Moment is hot, intense, and filled with emotion—contemporary romance at its finest. Nolan stole my heart from page one, and Hailey was a heroine with whom I could truly identify. I was in reader heaven!”—New York Times bestselling author Rachel Harris “I started This One Moment expecting a hot book about rock stars. What I discovered was a story filled with compassion, heartbreak, self-preservation, and, most important, true love.”—A. M. Madden, author of Stone Walls “I’m a sucker for second-chance romance, and this one did not disappoint. Sexy, swoony, and completely satisfying, This One Moment is a fantastic start to a new rock star series!”—Christina Lee, author of Two of Hearts “Stina Lindenblatt will touch your heart with a romance that’s overflowing with beauty and chemistry.”—Sarah Robinson, author of Breaking a Legend “This One Moment brings on the swoon with second-chance love and a hot rocker. Nolan Kincaid will be your next book boyfriend, guaranteed.”—Brenda St. John Brown, author of Lies We Live “A well-written story that kept me entertained from start to finish.”—Harlequin Junkie “I love that Stina Lindenblatt was able to layer this book with so much depth, mystery, hurt, friendship, and of course love.”—Four Chicks Flipping Pages “I loved this book; this is romance at its best, this is that perfect ending we all read romance for, this is an absolutely beautifully told love story.”—Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews “If you like friends-to-lovers reads, then This One Moment is for you.”—After Dark Book Lovers “Good writing . . . The emotions from the characters came through strong.”—The Romance Factor “Very satisfying . . . Stina Lindenblatt is a new author to me and a very good one I may add. . . . I will sure keep an eye on her in the future. She is really worth it!”—Collector of Book Boyfriends & Girlfriends Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

The Dating Manual for Men

The Dating Manual for Men
Author: M. O'Brien Hercules
Publsiher: FriesenPress
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2014-01-06
ISBN: 1460227433
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dating Manual for Men Book Excerpt:

Time to man up, gents. The road to a woman's heart ain't easy. Success in dating doesn't rely on slick pick up lines. It all starts from the ground up - taking hold of your life and becoming the best man you can be. The Dating Manual for Men coaches you on the essentials: etiquette, dress and grooming, and strategies to make a woman feel desired . . . and desire you. This book contains the ultimate list of what women want and don't want, gathered from interviews with hundreds of women from around the world. Whether you're already brimming with confidence or too shy to step out of your house, The Dating Manual for Men will prepare you for every scenario in your hunt for the perfect lady. Say goodbye to loneliness, and hello to love.

Never Say Die

Never Say Die
Author: Stevie Kopas
Publsiher: Permuted Press
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2018-02-09
ISBN: 1682616789
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Never Say Die Book Excerpt:

Never Say Die: Stories of The Zombie Apocalypse is a collection of five short stories of survival and the bonds that don’t break, even when the end of the world comes crashing down around them. But when the dead begin living and the living start to die, who will remain connected and who will be torn apart? Ten years after a zombie outbreak, a man continues to search the southern wastes for his missing sister, and he may have found her in the Crescent City. The morning of an estranged couple's divorce is about to get a whole lot worse when a mysterious illness turns out to be more dangerous than anyone expected. After a terrorist attack, civilization crumbles. Years later, a cure has been found. The only problem? The cure is a young woman who may not be willing to help the deranged doctor who discovered it. A little girl and her mother must make their way through the city safely to an evacuation zone with a vaccine that could save the human race. A troubled young man decides to end his life, but when the dead take over his city, he has found the will to live again and sets his sights on revenge.

How s Your Dad Living in the Shadow of a Rock Star Parent

How s Your Dad   Living in the Shadow of a Rock Star Parent
Author: Zoë Howe
Publsiher: Omnibus Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2010-06-07
ISBN: 0857124153
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How s Your Dad Living in the Shadow of a Rock Star Parent Book Excerpt:

What's it like growing up as the offspring of rock royalty? Living through bizarre backstage – and onstage – experiences, unconventional childhoods, drugs, debts and mad babysitters, the subjects of this book may have grown up quickly but their backgrounds shaped them in very different ways. In this frank and affectionate book, Zoë Street Howe meets the children of iconic music figures and discovers if a rock star parent really is a blessing or a curse.

The Love Song of Sawyer Bell

The Love Song of Sawyer Bell
Author: Avon Gale
Publsiher: Carina Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-06-17
ISBN: 1488053855
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Love Song of Sawyer Bell Book Excerpt:

This book has been previously published under the same title Don’t miss this heartwarming and funny reunion romance from Avon Gale Indie rocker Victoria “Vix” Vincent knows a good thing when she hears it. The moment Sawyer Bell picks up her fiddle, magic happens. Beautiful and wildly talented, Sawyer is the perfect match for Vix’s band—and, just maybe, for Vix. The dynamic in any group is a delicate thing, but with Sawyer and Vix thrown together on tour, it’s not long before the line between bandmates and lovers gets a bit blurry. The indie rock life is not what Sawyer ever saw for herself. She worked hard to get where she is—in her second year of Julliard, with a bright future in classical music. But instead of spending her summer working and rehearsing, she’s on tour with her secret high school crush. And even though it was only supposed to be temporary, Sawyer feels like she’s finally found a place she belongs. This summer with Vix has been like a dream. But every tour must come to an end, and when Julliard comes calling, Sawyer will need to make a choice: continue on the path she’s chosen, or take a leap of faith and follow her heart. One-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance you’re looking for with an HEA/HFN. It’s a promise! This book is approximately 63,000 words

Sex Drums Rock n Roll

Sex  Drums  Rock  n  Roll
Author: Kenny Aronoff
Publsiher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-10-01
ISBN: 1495082938
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sex Drums Rock n Roll Book Excerpt:

(Book). Foreword by Neil Peart. Talent, energy, dedication, discipline, passion, innovation, education, drive, mind, body, spirit, vision, honor, truth, and drums make the man: Kenny Aronoff. Voted by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the greatest drummers of all time, Aronoff is arguably the most sought-after recording and touring beat master ever. Ignited by the Beatles' appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964, Aronoff's passion for drumming fervently grew and carried him from the kit in his childhood living room in the Berkshires to Bernstein at Tanglewood to Mellencamp, Etheridge, Fogerty, Smashing Pumpkins, the Rolling Stones, the Beatles his heroes and beyond. But none of this would have been possible without his fierce work ethic and unique approach to drumming an integration of all parts of his being, along with meticulous attention to note-for-note detail, feel, and what the song needs . Both a leader and a team player in the mission to realize a greater good an unforgettable recording, a riveting show Aronoff brings it every time. Through any setbacks heartaches, failures, injuries, or plain fatigue from the rigors of the biz Aronoff has stayed the arduous and wild rock 'n' roll course. His tale of what is possible with unrelenting dedication to one's bliss is an inspiration to all. Sex, Drums, Rock 'n' Roll! details Aronoff's youth in the Berkshires and the Midwest, from his early inspirations to his serious classical and jazz study, which gave him the foundation to be able to play anything. The failure of a first rock band in his early twenties had a silver lining: it freed him up for an audition that would change his life John Mellencamp. His work with Mellencamp catapulted Aronoff to the top of the charts with such hits as "Hurt So Good," "Little Pink Houses," and "Jack and Diane" and paved the way for session and recording work with droves of remarkable artists: Melissa Etheridge, John Fogerty, Bon Jovi, Stevie Nicks, Smashing Pumpkins, the BoDeans, Paul Westerberg, Celine Dion, Iggy Pop, Elton John, Bob Dylan, Alice Cooper, Brian Wilson, Meat Loaf, Joe Cocker, and countless others. In addition to his work as a world-famous recording and touring drummer, Aronoff finds time to be a dedicated teacher and has shared his expertise with students all over the world, teaching clinics for Tama and Zildjian. Heading into his fourth decade of rocking hard, Aronoff shows no signs of slowing down. Featuring rare photos, testimonials from major artists and from those who know him best, a chronology of live performances, a discography, and a foreword by Neil Peart, this book is the story of one of the greatest musicians of all time.

Never Say Never

Never Say Never
Author: Geralyn Dawson
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2007-10-02
ISBN: 1440620091
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Never Say Never Book Excerpt:

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA

Summer of Irreverence The Rock Star

Summer of Irreverence  The Rock Star
Author: Cathrine Goldstein
Publsiher: The Wild Rose Press Inc
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-07-06
ISBN: 1509208682
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summer of Irreverence The Rock Star Book Excerpt:

Straight-laced, veterinary surgeon, Summer Wynters is ready to break the rules. And who better to break them with than the most irreverent of all men, mega rock star Malcolm Angel? With one last summer free from work obligations, Summer moves to New York City, and at the coaxing of her friend, pretends to be a model so she can spend one wild night with Malcolm. Rock star, Malcolm Angel, tortured by a dark past, may be the poet laureate of romance, but he, like science-minded Summer, has never believed in romantic love. How could he? With his history, he doesn't deserve to be loved. When Summer's honesty, kindness, and exuberance for life changes his perspective, the two discover they are in deeper than either dreamed possible. But when Malcolm discovers Summer's been perpetuating a lie, will he forgive her? Even if forgiveness is possible, can a man immune to love teach someone else to believe in it?

The Mythic Koda Rose

The Mythic Koda Rose
Author: Jennifer Nissley
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2021-07-13
ISBN: 1534466789
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mythic Koda Rose Book Excerpt:

In the spirit of Nina LaCour and Adam Silvera, this offbeat and romantic debut novel follows a teen girl whose desire to find out more about her late rock star father brings her closer to the last person she expected. Everything Koda Rose knows about her father she’s learned from other people. Moving to New York City with her mom won’t change that, even if New York was Mack Grady’s city—where he became famous, where he wrote his music, and also where he died. Koda has more important things on her mind. Like how she’s in love with her best friend, Lindsay, and doesn’t have the courage to tell her. Agonizing over how to confess her feelings leads Koda to explore Mack’s enigmatic history in search of answers. She tracks down her dad’s band mate and ex-girlfriend, Sadie Pasquale, and finds herself becoming rapidly obsessed with the mercurial musician. As Koda and Sadie’s complicated bond deepens, they are both forced to grapple with the black hole Mack left behind, or get sucked in themselves.

Excuse Me For Living

Excuse Me For Living
Author: Ric Klass
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2012-10-08
ISBN: 1611458463
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Excuse Me For Living Book Excerpt:

WINNER, LOS ANGELES BOOK FESTIVAL, GENERAL FICTION, 2012-2013 FINALIST, FOREWORD REVIEWS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD, GENERAL FICTION, 2012 One of New York’s finest saves brilliant and debonair (but drug-addicted) Daniel Topler from his suicide attempt on the George Washington Bridge. In court, the judge entrusts the young man to the care of Dr. Jacob Bernstein, an elderly psychiatrist at an upscale rehab clinic. The doctor issues these commands: obey the no-drugs rules, and join the geriatric temple men’s group he leads—or face incarceration. Dan has no choice but to comply. Dan’s prep school friends initially lure him back to the drugs, booze, and women. But all that changes when he meets Bernstein’s daughter, Laura, and the two must sneak around behind the doctor’s disapproving back. To finally rise above his past, Dan must come face to face with his decisions and the person he wants to become, as the story arrives at a surprising conclusion. In his debut novel, Klass weaves together multiple storylines, highlighting the humorous and slightly odd details in life, all the while keeping his eye on the emotional core of the story. His book’s release coincides with the premiere of the major motion picture conceived in tandem with the novel, written, produced, and directed by the author and featuring a who’s who cast including Christopher Lloyd, Jerry Stiller, Robert Vaughn and Dick Cavett, among many others.