Nobody Likes You: Inside The Turbulent Life, Times, And Music Of Green Day

Paperback | November 13, 2007

byMarc Spitz

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The full story of the rise and spectacular comeback of the band hailed as the saviors of punk rock
Its 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 albumDookie. ThenAmerican Idiotdebuted 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 Grammys.

Combining unique access to Green Day with a seasoned journalists 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 Youis 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 Days story--from rise, to fall, to rise again--has never before been fully told.

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The full story of the rise and spectacular comeback of the band hailed as the saviors of punk rockIts 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 albumDookie. ThenAmerican...

Marc Spitzis one of only two senior writers atSpinmagazine, and has conducted in-depth interviews with some of the biggest modern cultural icons, including Courtney Love, The Strokes, Nine Inch Nails, and Morrissey. The January 2006 issue, featuring The Killers, will be his 13thSpincover story. Spitz has also contributed features and r...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9.12 × 6.5 × 0.5 inPublished:November 13, 2007Publisher:Hachette BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1401309127

ISBN - 13:9781401309121

Appropriate for ages: 13

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting! I love, love, love, Green Day and really enjoy this book. It's really interesting to learn about their background and how they became world wide stars against all odds. Some parts are boring, and I had to skip more than a few pages, but that's because I found there is a lot of stuff about other people included, that could have been cut down. I bought the book to learn about Green Day, so I think the stuff about other people should have been less.
Date published: 2012-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An amazing biography of an amazing band This book is really great. He interviewed members of their families and their close friends. EVEN ex girlfriends from way back and members of bands that they knew back in the Gilman days. It's very well written. It takes a long time to finish, but it's totally worth it! A must have for all Green Day fans. He mentions facts and stories about things that the band have gone through that even the hardcore fans had no idea about. It's pretty deep.
Date published: 2008-07-07

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"Spitz's writing is cool, quick, and instantly memorable. Nobody Likes You is a comprehensive, behind-the-curtain peek into the politics and passion of punk rock."