Synopses & Reviews
and#8220;A powerful story of punk-rock inspiration and a great rock bioand#8221; (andlt;iandgt;Rolling Stoneandlt;/iandgt;), now in paperback.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;When the Ramones recorded their debut album in 1976, it heralded the true birth of punk rock. Unforgettable front man Joey Ramone gave voice to the disaffected youth of the seventies and eighties, and the band influenced the counterculture for decades to come. With honesty, humor, and grace, Joeyand#8217;s brother, Mickey Leigh, shares a fascinating, intimate look at the turbulent life of one of Americaand#8217;s greatestand#8212;and unlikeliestand#8212;music icons. While the music lives on for new generations to discover, andlt;iandgt;I Slept with Joey Ramone andlt;/iandgt;is the enduring portrait of a man who struggled to find his voice and of the brother who loved him.
"Mickey's cool new book is not only important, it's very, very moving. Joey's overcoming incredible adversity to be the leadsinger in one of the greatest and most influential Rock bands of all time will be an inspiration for every kid that doesn't quite "fit it." -- Steven Van Zandt
"Mickey Leigh's story makes for compelling reading. I Slept With Joey Ramone is funny, sad, shocking and surprising and best of all, brutally honest." -- John Holmstrom, Co-founder of PUNK Magazine
I Slept With Joey Ramone is the story of the Ramones and the rise of punk music, and a touching memoir about brotherhood from Joey Ramone's brother.
About the Author
andlt;bandgt;Mickey Leighandlt;/bandgt;, born Mitch Hyman, has been a major player in the rock n roll world since the late seventies. He was a major contributor to the music of The Ramones and has been in several bands, including The Rattlers, which included the (in)famous Lester Bangs. He currently lives in New York.andlt;bandgt;Legs McNeilandlt;/bandgt; is the coauthor of andlt;iandgt;Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punkandlt;/iandgt;, a book widely hailed as the definitive work on the subject. The founder of the seminal magazine that gave punk its name, he is a former editor at andlt;iandgt;Spinandlt;/iandgt; and editor-in-chief of andlt;iandgt;Nerveandlt;/iandgt;. McNeil also wrote Marilyn Chambers's comeback film, andlt;iandgt;Still Insatiableandlt;/iandgt;. He is also the author of the forthcoming andlt;iandgt;The Other Hollywood : The Uncensored Oral History of the Porn Film Industryandlt;/iandgt;. He divides his time between New York and Los Angeles.