Boy About Town: Now available in the States
Boy About Town: A Memoir is now available in the USA. Your local bookstore can order it from IPG, but as it’s an import, and apart from the Hudson Valley stores where I’ll be reading (see below), you may find it easier to purchase online, via Amazon. It is also readily available as an eBook for the Kindle, Nook, iBook, Kobo etc. Current retail ranges somewhere between $13 and $18 – considerably cheaper than the UK RRP of £15. Go figure.
Boy About Town was published by William Heinemann/Random House in the UK on July 4, and met with an exuberant response. Britain’s leading music magazine Mojo, in a 4-star review, called it “An innocent’s story, engagingly told.” The influential Louder Than War website heralded it as “[A] gripping account of the post-punk period … one of the most essential accounts of this tumultuous yet highly productive period of British music …” The Bookbag said, “It’s very funny, fascinating, and at times quite moving.” And in noting that, “As expected, it is brilliantly written,” All Mod Icon wrote that “it is surprisingly candid, wryly funny, occasionally harrowing, yet always honest.
The various online retailers let you sample the first chapter for free, and you can read an additional excerpt here. There’s a solid Q&A about the book with Louder Than War here, and a particularly succinct interview with a Manchester radio station here.
In the meantime, if you live around the area, please join me on:
Saturday October 5, 6pm, the Golden Notebook in Woodstock.
To celebrate the US launch of the book, we’ll be serving liquid refreshments at one of the better indie book stores going. The Woodstock Film Festival is in town and it should be a festive evening.
Saturday October 19, 4pm, Orphic Gallery, Roxbury.
At this music-themed gallery, complete with its 8-Track Museum, I’ll additionally talk about my NYC music history book All Hopped Up and Ready To Go to tie in with photographer Allan Tannenbaum’s exhibition. (And liquid refreshments will also be served.)
Sunday November 3, 4pm, the Spotty Dog, Hudson.
One of the best places in America to purchase books, art supplies AND craft beer. Always a pleasure.
Further readings to follow.
With thanks for your support.