Nerd Girl Rocks Paradise City: A True Story of Faking It in Hair Metal L.A.

Nerd Girl Rocks Paradise City A True Story of Faking It in Hair Metal L A After college Anne Thomas Soffee journeyed to Los Angeles to start a career as a rock journalist and small time heavy metal flack This hilarious peek into the early years of the hair band era reveals

  • Title: Nerd Girl Rocks Paradise City: A True Story of Faking It in Hair Metal L.A.
  • Author: Anne Thomas Soffee
  • ISBN: 9781556525865
  • Page: 145
  • Format: Hardcover
  • After college, Anne Thomas Soffee journeyed to Los Angeles to start a career as a rock journalist and small time heavy metal flack This hilarious peek into the early years of the hair band era reveals the hierarchy of fishnets, bustiers, and chicks with the Holy Grail a backstage pass A taste for other people s prescriptions and too much beer edges her freelance journaliAfter college, Anne Thomas Soffee journeyed to Los Angeles to start a career as a rock journalist and small time heavy metal flack This hilarious peek into the early years of the hair band era reveals the hierarchy of fishnets, bustiers, and chicks with the Holy Grail a backstage pass A taste for other people s prescriptions and too much beer edges her freelance journalism work right off her schedule She struggles with not being thin enough, pretty enough, or cool enough when, in the midst of the L.A riots, Soffee is offered a coveted slot in Virginia Commonwealth University s MFA writing program Determined to pull herself out of current habits, Soffee starts turning her life around, making a stop at rehab before she heads off to graduate school Her quarter life crisis is packed with offbeat characters that prove that fact is often funnier than fiction.

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    1. Well, I already wrote a review here, and didn't save and I lost it so here I go again (sigh).I read the book in a day and a half. Thats really fast for me as I usually put down a book I'm reading for days, weeks, or months at a time before I pickit up again to read a few pages or a chapter just to put it down again.The book was a lot of fun. The writing style was great. Blunt, pulls no punches, and REAL.It follows the author from a college Freshman through graduation (briefly - only the importa [...]

    2. Man, Anne Thomas Soffee can write an engaging book; I want to be her when I grow up.Nerd Girl Rocks Paradise City is the autobiographical tale of Anne's dream of becomming a rock journalist. She chucks everything after high school in RIchmond, Virginia and heads for L.A clips in hand from the free weekly newspaper for which she wrote music reviews. She hopes to find a job in the biz, and also has an encouraging letter from the editor at a music magazine in L.A. telling her to stop by their offic [...]

    3. This book isn't perfect. It tries really, really hard, to the point where it feels like it should come with a two-drink minimum. It references Lester Bangs in every other sentence. The narrative voice vacillates, in the trademark fashion of the pathologically insecure, between intense self-loathing and irritating smugness—neither of which seems particularly justified. But! It's entertaining as heck and, at its best points, riotously funny (so to speak). The Danzig stuff is comic gold. For thos [...]

    4. I had to give Dostoevsky a rest and pick up another good summer read (another summer read referring to Lahiri, not necessarily Dostoevsky) before school started. Soffee's voice was absolutely hilarious and made me nostalgic (as well as comfortably come to turns with) my own pseudo rock journalist days that numbered my senior year.The book gradually digresses as soon as Soffee finds her niche in a dead-end hipster bar, alcoholism ensuring, and academia once again becomes her savior against an unf [...]

    5. I picked this one up just for the hair band connection, but I will definitely be reading more from Ms. Soffee.

    6. I still don't know how I feel about this book. I wanted to like it, so much that I bought it off . I joke to people that I was born too late and I should of been a Guns n Roses groupie. I adore Izzy if you were wondering. I guess with the guise of faking it in hair metal LA and a tittle such as Nerd girl rocks PARADISE CITY I thought that she would actually make it, and it wouldn't be such a this is how I failed, but it's a funny story. I was hoping for more hair metal and less well I came from [...]

    7. For anyone harboring a soft spot in their heart for 80s hair metal bands, replete with spandex pants and girly faces, this is the book for you. Soffee chronicles her years of being the only rivethead at a prestigious and very preppie college. She describes her decision to make her fortune writing for heavy metal magazines in L.A. in an attempt to convey the mind-boggling coolness of metal to the world: "These guys on the cover are from Guns N’ Roses," I say, making a futile stab at relaying th [...]

    8. I loved this story. I was in my very early teens in the late 80's and was always resentful that I had just missed the hair band wave. I still rocked out to my tapes of Scorpions, Poison, Bon Jovi, GNR, and Ozzy, but instead of rocking out at concert, I just had to blast out in my walkman. Rock music of any style was definitely not what the kids my neighborhood listened to. It was mostly top 40, and underground house music. But the first time I heard Ozzy and Lita Ford's duet by accident on the r [...]

    9. Though humorous and entertaining, I was under the impression that the author would have had more encounters with various musicians of Sunset Strip. Instead, the only one she ever runs into (and strangely frequently, I might add) is Glenn Danzig of Danzig, which I could not care less. However, I did appreciate her "misfit" status when it came to music, as well as the fact that she followed a Rolling Stones tour in the 1980s (not as cool as the '70s, but I'll take it). Soffee's writing style is ve [...]

    10. This book I picked up cause it was about someone I never heard of but she was a Rock n Roll chic wanting to make it working for Rock magazines. She got many LA writing work for local papers and lived the Hair Band era. She talks about a few bands I heard of but maybe someone has never heard of so it had alot of interest to me about them. She went to Gwar concerts when they were local and unsigned yet. She is a sarcastic writer with humor. I recommend a good read if you are into the L.A. hair ban [...]

    11. Simply put, this is a fantastic read! Anne Soffee's tale of life in the Hollywood fast lane, pursuing her own rock and roll dream during the glorious hair band era of the late '80s and early '90s is a bona fide pager-turner -- far more riviting than the type of backstage tell-all I expected. I not only connected with Soffee's story (filled with sex, drugs, rock 'n' roll, junkies and trannys), I also connected with the her myriad of fascinating characters. Soffee's journey became my journey and h [...]

    12. the story moves right along from the idea to move to LA, to the initial thrill, to the weardown, and the inivitable leaving. Pushed along with humor and a cutting view of everything, including herself, Anne Soffee's book was fun, I just wish she could have made it.

    13. If you loved "Snake Hips" (which I did) you will like "Nerd Girl". Written after "Snake Hips" and describing Soffee's life before the events of that book it is a delightful story of trying to become a metal/rock journalist in LA.

    14. This book is boring the hell out of me. Not sure if I will be able to get through it. It is taking forever to finish because I keep finding other books to read that are way more interesting and less pretentious than this one.

    15. Nerd Girl Rocks Paradise City was a pretty good light book. I don't know why but I'm obsessed with all things hair metal so hearing about itor the end of it was entertaining and I enjoyed the constant run ins with Glenn Danzig.

    16. Wow I am only about 40 pages into this book and I love it already. Although it is a little funny to read about someone who willingly listens to GnR and Bon Jovi and the people around her think of her as weirdI can't wait to finish this book and find out about her experiences in LA.

    17. Soffee is suprisingly honest and funny in recounting her life. Nerd Girl is a great book about how someone's life was changed by the L.A. scene.

    18. From English major to hair band enthusiast, to rock star journalist, Anne Thomas Soffee can always be counted on to view her life as an adventure.

    19. If you know and love the bands and the period, this book is for you. Even more so if you are a fellow nerd.

    20. Anne changed my life. her books are my touchstone, i return back again and again. her LA rock chick stories make me laugh after my own young womanhood in the Bay Area.

    21. Meh. The title made me anticipate a lot more Guns N' Roses references. Instead it was a lot of navel-gazing. Shrug.

    22. A quick, light, engaging read. I laughed aloud with no trace of irony. Just right for this geeky, broke, recently-made-LA-girl with no way to go out and see shows right now. Thanks, Ms. Soffee.

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