This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Free Book Program, which is open to all readers and is completely free. The author will provide you with a free copy of their book in exchange for an honest review. You and the author will discuss what sites you will post your review to and what kind of copy of the book you would like to receive (eBook, PDF, Word, paperback, etc.). To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by Carine Engelbrecht for Readers' Favorite
Punk music exploded onto the scene in the late 1970s, shocking the world with its abrasive and often discordant music, anarchistic fashion statements, and angry message of youthful protest against the existing order. The epicenter of this new movement spread from London to New York, but also took root in Los Angeles and various other urban centers. With Punk Rocker, Brenda Perlin pays tribute to the heyday of punk with a free form collection of photographs, poetry, short stories, and anecdotes. Jim Kavanagh shares memories of his old stomping grounds in New York and even touches on punk style hair care tips and etiquette notes. By contrast, Christoph Fischer chronicles his transformation from reluctant Bavarian choir boy to punk in training. Photojournalist Alison Braun, a.k.a. Mouse, remembers exploring LA's punk scene with an unlikely accomplice - her conservative dad.
Icons like David Bowie, Billy Idol, and Sid Vicious feature prominently in the fan fiction component, which comprises the three longest pieces of the collection. In the most original take on punk culture, Mark Barry revisits several key moments from the history of punk, as seen from the perspective of a leather jacket. The last pages of Punk Rocker showcase a number of rare photographs taken by Alison Braun, which includes Henry Rollins' first gig with Black Flag, as well as images of David Bowie, Social Distortion, Joey Ramone, Vice Squad, the Circle Jerks, and Biafra. With this compilation, Brenda Perlin touches on the high points and low points, sharing the nostalgia along with the underbelly of drug abuse. Punk changed the lives of young people at various levels, and to suggest that it belongs mainly to the kids with the tallest mohawks would be to deny its impact on the youth of its day, as well as the music styles of subsequent generations. The book is recommended to punk fans around the world.