By Steve Almond
Drooling enthusiast, n. 1. one that drools within the presence of liked rock stars. 2. Any of a genus of rock-and-roll wannabes/geeks who stroll round with songs regularly ringing of their ears, personal greater than 3,000 albums, and fall in love with no less than one checklist consistent with week.
With a existence that’s spanned the phonographic period and the electronic age, Steve Almond lives to Rawk. such as you, he’s secretly longed to reside the lifetime of a rock megastar, whole with insane expertise, recognized buddies, and resort rooms to be trashed. additionally such as you, he’s content material (sort of) to dwell the lifetime of a rabid fan, person who has switched over his unrequited wants right into a (sort of) noble obsession.
Rock and Roll Will shop Your lifestyles traces Almond’s ardour from his earliest (and such a lot wretched) rock feedback to his eventual discovery of a music-crazed soul mate and their next construction of 2 little superfans. alongside the best way, Almond displays at the delusional energy of songs, the awkward mating conduct of drooling lovers, and why melancholy Songs truly make us suppose rather a lot greater. The ebook additionally includes:
• occasionally drunken interviews with America’s most interesting songwriters
• a recap of the author’s terrifying stopover at to Graceland whereas stoned
• a energetic and credibility-shattering endorsement of Styx’s Paradise Theater
• strategies you'll frequently decide to ignore
• a reluctant exegesis of the Toto music “Africa”
• obnoxious lists certain to piss off rock critics
But wait, there’s extra. Readers can also be capable of hearken to a distinct loose combine designed by way of the writer, on hand on-line at www.stevenalmond.com, for the explicit function of eliciting your drool. For these approximately to rock—we salute you!