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Mid-life Confidential: The Rock Bottom Remainders Tour America with Three Chords and an Attitude ePub download

by Amy Tan,Roy Blount,Ridley Pearson,more,Stephen King

  • Author: Amy Tan,Roy Blount,Ridley Pearson,more,Stephen King
  • ISBN: 0452274591
  • ISBN13: 978-0452274594
  • ePub: 1929 kb | FB2: 1455 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Music
  • Publisher: Plume; First Edition edition (August 1, 1995)
  • Rating: 4.8/5
  • Votes: 791
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Mid-life Confidential: The Rock Bottom Remainders Tour America with Three Chords and an Attitude ePub download

Roy Blount, Jr. Michael Dorris.

Roy Blount, Jr. Of course, I assume it's a typo unless you wanted it to read that way. Typos stick out to me unless I'm the one doing the writing.

Part gossip, part behind-the-scenes tell-all, part confessional, this book details the strangest tour in rock history, as 15 of America's most popular writers-including Stephen King, Amy Tan, Dave Barry, and Barbara Kingsolver-left their "day jobs" for life on the rock 'n' roll road. Features 100 candid (and often excruciatingly embarrassing) photos, 30 in color. The effect of reading this book is like walking into a loud messy party after everyone else got there.

This is a compilation of anecdotes by the members (at the time) of The Rock Bottom Remainders about their first "tour" together in their alter-ego roles as a rock and roll . Also included are 100 photographs taken by Tabitha King.

This is a compilation of anecdotes by the members (at the time) of The Rock Bottom Remainders about their first "tour" together in their alter-ego roles as a rock and roll band. Chapters are written by: Dave Barry. Roy Blount, Jr. Kathi Kamen Goldmark.

Items related to Mid-life Confidential: The Rock Bottom Remainders Tour. Stephen King; Amy Tan; Roy Blount; Ridley Pearson; more Mid-life Confidential: The Rock Bottom Remainders Tour America with Three Chords and an Attitude. ISBN 13: 9780452274594. Ridley Pearson is the author of more than twenty novels, including the New York Times bestseller Killer Weekend; the Lou Boldt crime series; and many books for young readers, including the award-winning children's novels Peter and the Starcatchers, Peter and the Shadow Thieves, and Peter and the Secret of Rundoon, which he cowrote with Dave Barry.

Mid-life Confidential book. This is the story of The Rock Bottom Remainders, a band made up of a dozen or so best selling authors including Stephen King, Dave Barry, Amy Tan, Greil Marcus, and many others.

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Part gossip, part behind-the-scenes tell-all, part confessional, this book details the strangest tour in rock history, as 15 of America's most popular writers-including Stephen King, Amy Tan, Dave Barry, and Barbara Kingsolver-left their day jobs for life on the rock 'n' roll road.

It's Amy Tan in thigh-high leather boots; Barbara Kingsolver on keyboards . King is one of the world's most successful writers, with more than 100 million copies of his works in print.

MID-LIFE CONFIDENTIAL: The Rock Bottom Remainders Tour America with Three Chords and an Attitude. Пользовательский отзыв - Kirkus. It's not a frat party. It's Amy Tan in thigh-high leather boots; Barbara Kingsolver on keyboards; Stephen King worried that he & become the first best-selling novelist ever. In 2003, he received the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. They gave it a try, and being book people, they ended up with a book.

It's Amy Tan in thigh-high leather boots; Barbara Kingsolver on keyboards; Stephen King worried that he ""might become the first best-selling novelist ever to have an accident of the shit variety while on stage in Nashville. They liked it so much they decided to take their show on the road  .

A crazy chronicle, in words and mostly embarrassing pictures, describes a road trip with fifteen of America's most popular writers, who leave their jobs to hit the road-on a bus-as a performing rock and roll band. 75,000 first printing.

Part gossip, part behind-the-scenes tell-all, part confessional, this book details the strangest tour in rock history, as 15 of America's most popular writers--including Stephen King, Amy Tan, Dave Barry, and Barbara Kingsolver--left their "day jobs" for life on the rock 'n' roll road. Features 100 candid (and often excruciatingly embarrassing) photos, 30 in color.
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I really enjoyed reading about the writer's embarking on a concert tour. They have very well know names and were sure to draw crowds. What I appreciated was Kings humility about the entire events. He is self confident enough to poke fun at himself the others involved. He gives much more praise to the others involved---especially those that went along in support of this effort to give it a more organized, professional show. I would have loved to have been aware at the time that this was happening---would have just loved to catch a show or 12. I may have heard that the band has added one of all time favorite writers Greg Ises--not even 75% sure if I have the facts straight. I laughed and laughed at the visuals Mr. King was able to convey (extremely well in my vast reading history) Buying this book used was the smartest thing I think I could of done. Read this and several books during my healing from a rather detailed shoulder surgery. This kept my spirits way up. Thank you from the bottom of publishing this extremely entertaining book. I deeply respect Mr. Kings devotion to his wife---that he always keeps in the loops of his adventures. If all marriages had this deep respect between them as this couple----so many more marriages would succeed. Sometimes it just takes the tiniest amount of effort to make the partner feel apart of the others life & to feel important------sorry went off in a tangent, Bottom line great, fun reading---Enjoy!! :0 Hope you do enjoy this HALF as much as I did. Thanks for reading this.
Buge
For the 1992 American Booksellers Association (ABA) in Anaheim, Kathi Kamen Goldmark, a San Francisco rock musician who still held a day job--escorting out of town authors to readings and other events--had an idea. What if she could pull together a group of the well-known authors she'd met and transform them into a rock group for some entertainment, with proceeds benefitting a literacy campaign? By the time she finished, she had Ridley Pearson on bass, Dave Barry and Stephen King on guitar, Barbara Kingsolver on keyboards, the Remainderettes--Amy Tan, journalist Tad Bartimus and Goldmark, and the Critics Chorus--variously consisting of Roy Blount, Jr., Dave Marsh, and Greil Marcus. Michael Dorris, Robert Fulghum and Matt Groening were in the mix, too. Legendary rocker Al Kooper tried to direct them. Someone encouraged Don Henley to review them (thumbs down, way down) and the show was caught on video, which led to a hullabaloo with a music publisher. It took a lot out of the very busy schedules of people who were not, with exception of part of really musicians. So what did these mostly 35 - 50-something writers do once it was over?

They decided to go on a benefit tour from Boston to Miami, just like a real rock band, on a bus, the next spring. "Mid-Life Confidential" is a collection of the participants' individual accounts of what really happened. The effect of reading this book is like walking into a loud messy party after everyone else got there. At first references to things that happened in Anaheim don't exactly make sense, but through the aggregation of accounts, the cloud of confusion lifts on, for instance, what the publisher's issue was and how Dave Barry, um, handled it, as well as what Don Henley wrote (thumbs way down). All of these hugely successful writers talk about growing up as the uncool kid for whom this should never have been in the cards and how it was a transformative experience as they bumble through their version of the rock and roll life. There are many laugh out loud passages. There are also some poignant moments--Dorris's son is accidentally killed. Marsh's beloved stepdaughter dies after a valiant struggle against cancer. Bartimus is diagnosed with Lupus and her mother is in the intensive care unit. Kingsolver's first marriage went, as she says, from the ER to the autopsy table. These people were not acquainted when they came together; by the end of the tour they were a healing support group.

It is high fun seeing some of our nation's most successful writers in their mid-life infancy, not to mention the origins of a band that's still playing. This is something of a timepiece: everyone communicates by the latest technology of 1992, the fax machine. No one huddles with a cell phone, no one taps on a laptop. Part "The Commitments," part "This is Spinal Tap" and a dash of "The Breakfast Club," it's about finally getting to hang out with the cool kids on the bus.
Umi
I am a Stephen King fan and I heard about this book a couple of weeks ago even though it was published some years back. I ordered it from Amazon and got it quickly. I sat down and read the whole thing in one afternoon. It was very funny and entertaining - sort of like a tame rock & roll biography where the band members are geezers instead of twenty-somethings. It consists of short chapters by each band member describing how they were recruited into the band and the adventures they had on the mini-tour. I like the book.
Wat!?
I give this book a five-star rating mostly because of chapter written by my favourite writer, Stephen King. Everyone knows that he is the King of Horror Fiction, but I like his non-fiction books more. There is something very unusual, almost magical, in seeing a notorious, public man frow a new side. That is why I admired reading about Stephen as a baseball fan ("Faithful"),as a critic ("Danse Macabre"), as a father ("Head down") and now as an amateur guitarist.
Jorad
Love the story.
Chinon
Book was received in excellent condition and was excited to read about the band with Stephen King.
Abandoned Electrical
Want to get the dirty on band members? A little is here, mostly friends writing about friends who write, or critique, or work in music. Fun all around. Thanks for this.
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