Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 320 pages, 3.15 × 2.07 × 0.29 in
Published: February 28, 2006
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1400082935
ISBN - 13: 9781400082933
Read from the Book
1 Eggfest ''92 was going to be the best one yet. That''s what they claimed, anyway, and that year we were all inclined to believe it. Eggfest was the same local bullshit every June around the first sign of summer. Fundamentally, the gathering was designed as a sort of thank-you to the state''s 38 million laying hens, but we all knew it was nothing more than a means to get Dean into the travel guides. Ohio does indeed supply the nation with 9 percent of its eggs, but of the 7.9 billion eggs laid per year, only about 5,000 or so slide out in Dean. Apparently that was enough to rent a pony for kiddie rides, organize a bake sale, devil a few thousand of those suckers, and book some extremely capable and eager musical entertainment. I''m being cynical now, but back then Eggfest ''92 was our largest show yet, and we weren''t taking it lightly. No longer would we crash the thing, screaming, "Eggs! Eggs!" in homage to Edie the Egg Lady from the old John Waters movie Pink Flamingos (which we loved), and spooking the pony. With the thirty to forty stragglers who''d wander up each year and justify the following year''s Eggfest, we''d be performing for 500 people easy. I was nervous. I was already getting used to folks being nice to me because I played drums in a real band, and I was hungry for more. And for eggs. The Jane Ashers had formed in my garage two years previously, in the summer of 1990. I was five years into my post-graduation from Benjamim Harrison High but I''d yet
From the Publisher
Unlikely ex-rock star Sandy James grumbles, bemoans, and proselytizes about the long career but short success of his rock band, the Jane Ashers, in this edgy second novel from "Spin" senior writer Spitz.
About the Author
Marc Spitz is a senior contributing writer at "Spin" magazine. He spent his misbegotten 20s in post-punk Hollywood and lives now in Greenwich Village, New York.