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Drooling fanatic, n. 1. One who drools in the presence of beloved
rock stars. 2. Any of a genus of rock-and-roll wannabes/geeks who
walk around with songs constantly ringing in their ears, own more
than 3,000 albums, and fall in love with at least one record per
With a life that's spanned the phonographic era and the digital
age, Steve Almond lives to Rawk. Like you, he's secretly longed to
live the life of a rock star, complete with insane talent, famous
friends, and hotel rooms to be trashed. Also like you, he's content
(sort of) to live the life of a rabid fan, one who has converted
his unrequited desires into a (sort of) noble obsession.
Rock and Roll Will Save Your
Life traces Almond's passion from his earliest (and most
wretched) rock criticism to his eventual discovery of a
music-crazed soul mate and their subsequent production of two
little superfans. Along the way, Almond reflects on the delusional
power of songs, the awkward mating habits of drooling fanatics, and
why Depression Songs actually make us feel so much better. The book
• sometimes drunken interviews with America's finest
• a recap of the author's terrifying visit to Graceland while
• a vigorous and credibility-shattering endorsement of Styx's
• recommendations you will often choose to ignore
• a reluctant exegesis of the Toto song "Africa"
• obnoxious lists sure to piss off rock critics
But wait, there's more. Readers will also be able to listen to a
special free mix designed by the author, available online at
www.stevenalmond.com, for the express purpose of eliciting your
drool. For those about to rock-we salute you!