Nobody Likes You: Inside the Turbulent Life, Times, and Music of Green Day

by Marc Spitz

Hyperion | November 7, 2006 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

Nobody Likes You: Inside the Turbulent Life, Times, and Music of Green Day is rated 4 out of 5 by 2.
The full story of the rise and spectacular comeback of the band hailed as the saviors of punk rock and the next U2

It's hard to believe that in early 2004 Green Day was considered over--the band was still together, but they were dismissed as a strictly 90s phenomenon, incapable of re-creating the success of their groundbreaking album Dookie. Then American Idiot debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts, stayed on the charts for nearly 18 months, and went on to sell more than four million records and to win Record of the Year (for "Boulevard of Broken Dreams") at this year's Grammy's.

Combining unique access to Green Day with a seasoned journalist's nose for a great story, Marc Spitz gives the complete account of the band, from their earliest days to their most recent explosion of popularity and critical acclaim. Foremost, Nobody Likes You is a story of friendship and the transporting power of playing very loud music. It is the story of how high school dropout Billie Joe Armstrong came to write song lyrics that inflamed the political conscience of fans in a way that two Yale graduates couldn't. Green Day's story--from rise, to fall, to rise again--has never before been fully told.

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: November 7, 2006

Publisher: Hyperion

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1401385796

ISBN - 13: 9781401385798

Found in: Biography and Memoir

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Really good, but could have been better As a GD fan of 12 years, I suggest you read this book, as it is very entertaining. There are several, 'oh i didn't know that!' points, and for that purpose it's an enjoyable read. However, as a hardcore fan I felt the book could have been better. First of all, the author starts off the wrong foot by claiming that Billie Joe wrote 'I was there', which is completely wrong (the former drummer wrote it). The book has very large chunks of interviews that leave you wondering how you read a 200 page book so fast. The content was rather lop-sided. There was a very thorough review of GD's inception, which is great. The lead up to dookie was good, but then unfortunately the book rips through the insomniac, nimrod, warning, and american idiot periods. The insomniac period saw the band go through a very dark period. And the american idiot period just didn't seem justified enough. Considering that american idiot was a masterpiece that captured the 'death of the american dream', i was strangely dissapointed. The book could have (and should have in my opinion) been much longer, with more detail. It seems like the author decided to complete the book with filler after the dookie period. I would expect a book documenting one of the best bands of our time to do them more justice. A good read about green day. Yes. Should you read it? Absolutely. Neat facts? Yes. But could it be better? Definitely.
Date published: 2007-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Must Have All Green Day Fans should have this book. It's the greatest thing. This book tells everything about Green Day from the time when Green Day first started to now!! And everything on how they became soooo popular. Oh yea and there is no need to obsess over how hott Billie Joe is because everyone knows how HOTT he is, and its pretty obvious. I LOVE YOU GREEN DAY
Date published: 2006-09-19

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Nobody Likes You: Inside the Turbulent Life, Times, and Music of Green Day

by Marc Spitz

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: November 7, 2006

Publisher: Hyperion

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1401385796

ISBN - 13: 9781401385798

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The full story of the rise and spectacular comeback of the band hailed as the saviors of punk rock and the next U2

It's hard to believe that in early 2004 Green Day was considered over--the band was still together, but they were dismissed as a strictly 90s phenomenon, incapable of re-creating the success of their groundbreaking album Dookie. Then American Idiot debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts, stayed on the charts for nearly 18 months, and went on to sell more than four million records and to win Record of the Year (for "Boulevard of Broken Dreams") at this year's Grammy's.

Combining unique access to Green Day with a seasoned journalist's nose for a great story, Marc Spitz gives the complete account of the band, from their earliest days to their most recent explosion of popularity and critical acclaim. Foremost, Nobody Likes You is a story of friendship and the transporting power of playing very loud music. It is the story of how high school dropout Billie Joe Armstrong came to write song lyrics that inflamed the political conscience of fans in a way that two Yale graduates couldn't. Green Day's story--from rise, to fall, to rise again--has never before been fully told.
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