First Official Book Giveaway- “I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone”

Stephanie Kuehnert’s Website

When I saw this book, staring at me from the Barnes and Noble table, I knew I had to read it.

Exhibit A: Combat Boots on the front.

Exhibit B: Sleater-Kinney song for title. SOLD.

Luckily for me, the writing lives up to the cover. Debut novelist Stephanie Kuehnert delivers a raw, pitch perfect story of a daughter longing to connect to her mother through music.

I’d tell you more, but at least one of you is going to win it. SO here’s the dilly-O. Leave a comment on this post, telling me your all-time favorite band. That’s right, people, just the one. Narrow it on down.  On Friday, I’ll write the names down and pick one. Then, I’ll send you the book. (Not the same one I read, because I need to keep it. You get your own, shiny copy.:)

On Wednesday, I’ll post an interview Stephanie was kind enough to do about the themes of moms and music running through the book. I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone

I hope you al lhad a good weekend, and will recap highlights of the NYC trip on Tuesday. Many cool people were met, including the man who made Kiss’s guitars flame. I kid you not.

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Comments (17)

  1. Rightmyer Rants Monday - 11 / 08 / 2008 Reply
    My favorite band is Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers!!!
  2. Jenny Monday - 11 / 08 / 2008 Reply
    TAG! You're it. Sorry:
  3. Susan Monday - 11 / 08 / 2008 Reply
    favorite band live: Ween I just scrolled through itunes, comparing and contrasting the loveableness of each band. Picking a favorite band is like Sophie's Choice. Best over all: Elvis Costello There, I've done it. I'm sorry, Clash, but you make me grumpy sometimes.
  4. *pixie* Monday - 11 / 08 / 2008 Reply
    I'm going to have to say The Beatles. If I could pick two I would also say Pink Floyd. And I should totally win since my birthday is on Friday. :)
  5. Black Hockey Jesus Monday - 11 / 08 / 2008 Reply
    I'm going with Tool today.
  6. Liviania Monday - 11 / 08 / 2008 Reply
    Only one? That's just not right. Today I'll say it's Gogol Bordello. They're usually a favorite but not the favorite, but today their latest album has been on repeat in my head.
  7. Devilish Southern Belle Monday - 11 / 08 / 2008 Reply
    Actually, the Ramones are my all-time favorite band!
  8. maggie, dammit Monday - 11 / 08 / 2008 Reply
    Oooh ooh oooh! Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, baby. You say cliche? I say I was weaned on them. I was cool before I even knew it, how 'bout that. ;)
  9. myra Monday - 11 / 08 / 2008 Reply
    you make an impossible request. you know that right? i love all kinds of music, from metal to opera. but if i have to choose, regardless of the mood i'm in, steely dan always feels right. glad your trip was a success!
  10. Ali Monday - 11 / 08 / 2008 Reply
    stone temple pilots. have loved them since junior high, which freaked out my grandma (she didn't "get" how hot scott weiland was to me), but she always encouraged my love of music, and bought me all the music my parents banned.
  11. Cindi Tuesday - 12 / 08 / 2008 Reply
    I like Phil Collins and Genesis when they were a band! Thanks, Cindi
  12. Jenny Tuesday - 12 / 08 / 2008 Reply
    Oh, and favorite band: XTC
  13. Sarah P. Tuesday - 12 / 08 / 2008 Reply
    I can't pick my favorite.... but I assure you, despite the fact that I've been forced to listen to them often, it's not The Wiggles! I did get to see Coldplay the other night, and they were amazing...
  14. Jo G. Tuesday - 12 / 08 / 2008 Reply
    Current favorite: The Cliks All-time favorite: The Pixies Does that count as one?
  15. Karen Wednesday - 13 / 08 / 2008 Reply
    Okay. Don't laugh. I'm harking back to my tween years and saying Duran Duran. I was obsessed with them in the early '80s, as all my female friends were. I got to see them live 2 years ago (for the first time!) and they still put on a great show. I discovered that I like some of their recent stuff, too. So, D2 it is -- at least for this blog.
  16. rockrollmama Wednesday - 13 / 08 / 2008 Reply
    Man. It is really hard to pick just one, isn't it? Hmmmm. I'm going to have to think on guys have reminded me of so many that I love! :) Keep em coming...

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