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by Dave Marsh

eBook Mid Life Confidential/Rock Bottom Remainders download ISBN: 0340617543
Author: Dave Marsh
Publisher: Hodder & SToughton; First Edition edition (1994)
Language: English
Pages: 448
ePub: 1480 kb
Fb2: 1352 kb
Rating: 4.3
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Category: Art and Photo
Subcategory: Music

The band took its self-mocking name from the.

The band took its self-mocking name from the publishing term "remaindered book", a work of which the unsold remainder of the publisher's stock of copies is sold at a reduced price.

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.

The effect of reading this book is like walking into a loud messy party after everyone else got there. 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.

Marsh, Dave; Rock Bottom Remainders (Musical group). Rock Bottom Remainders (Musical group). Books for People with Print Disabilities. Archive of Contemporary Music.

Dave Marsh is one of rocks best-known critics. King's first novel would never have been published if not for his wife. She removed the first few chapters from the garbage after King had thrown them away in frustration. That book, Carrie, was about a girl with telekinetic powers who is tormented by bullies at school.

Blues Guitar Chord Substitutions from I to IV - Продолжительность: 9:53 Fretboard Confidential with David Hamburger Recommended for you. 9:53. ЗАПРЕЩЁН ДЛЯ ПОКАЗА ВО МНОГИХ СТРАНАХ - Продолжительность: 1:32:12 ТЕРРИТОРИЯ ТАЙН Recommended for you.

The book is funny-not as funny as their playing apparently was, but funny. They gave it a try, and being book people, they ended up with a book. They liked it so much they decided to take their show on the road. Band members and assorted groupies and hangers-on included Dave Barry, Roy Blount, Matt Groening, and some real musicians like Al Kooper. The book is funny-not as funny as their playing apparently was, but funny.

Posted By: Mrdudley - April 4th, 2010 7:52:58 am EDT I'm always looking for a good book, so when I read about the Remainders in the First Foreword of "On Writing," I decided to read something by each author in the band. It's been a rewarding reading experience.

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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.

Items related to Mid-life Confidential: The Rock Bottom . Stephen King; Amy Tan; Roy Blount; Ridley Pearson; Dave Barry; Barbara Kingsolver; Al Kooper; Robert Fulghum; Kathi Goldmark.

Items related to Mid-life Confidential: The Rock Bottom Remainders Tour. The Rock Bottom Remainders, a group of celebrated writers smitten with rock 'n' roll glamour, gladly submitted when independent publicist Kathi Karmen Goldmark conceived the idea of forming a literary rock band to perform at the 1992 American Booksellers Association convention in Anaheim.

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.
Comments: (7)
hardy
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.
Granirad
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.
Otrytrerl
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.
Akirg
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.
Dobpota
Love the story.
Dangerous
Book was received in excellent condition and was excited to read about the band with Stephen King.
Magis
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.
Great Book - GoodPrice