CBGB WAS MY HIGH SCHOOL: A Rose Comes of Age on the Razor's Edge -- a gem of a literary delight -- is available on amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com (ISBN 978-0-9833711-1-3) and at IndieBound bookstores:
The St. Mark's Bookshop, 31 Third Avenue, New York, NY, 10003
The Montclair Book Center, 221 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042
...and your favorite local Barnes & Noble bookstore.
"Yes! Yes!" to Editor David Wills at Beatdom magazine.
Editor Kevin Ring at Beat Scene magazine, thank you.
CBGB Was My High School is now at the New York Public Library, for all of you great New Yorkers. Thank you, NYPL.
Many, many thanks to Jeanne Murphy (Jeanne Murphy Public Relations) and Colleen Kelly for inviting me on Hunterdon Chamber Internet Radio. It was much FUN!
Merci to the lovely librarians at Author Day and the Princeton Public Library. Please see http://youtu.be/phf5ioB36Yc
Rock and roll animals -- and you know who you are -- CBGBWMHS is at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library, just exactly where it should be, waiting for you.
Thank you, "The Write Group," and the Montclair Public Library and publisher, editor, writer, and true mensch, Barry Sheinkopf.
Thank you, Lisa Scullard, a beautiful English rose, for the Valentine's Day Review, the valentine of the century. lisascullard.wordpress.com/2012/02/14/the-valentines-day-review...
Thanks to The New York Times for Slide Show: "Week in Pictures for Jan. 27, 2012."
With heartfelt gratitude, thank you, fantabulous Joe Berger and super-duper Suzanne DeChillo for the terrific mention, article, and photo in the January 21, 2012, issue of The New York Times, "Preservation Push in Bohemian Home..."
Thanks to Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Columbia University, Barnard College, Cooper Union, New York University, The New School, Fashion Institute of Technology, Fordham University, Pace University, Brooklyn College CUNY, Sarah Lawrence College, Cornell University, Syracuse University, College of Mount St. Vincent, Queensborough CC, Smith College, Tufts University, Northeastern University, Bennington College, Keene State College, Georgian Court University, College of St. Benedict/University of St. Joseph, Loyola University New Orleans, Savannah College of Art & Design, U of Georgia, U of North Carolina Asheville and Chapel Hill, Clemson University, Western Carolina U, University of Tennessee,
University of North Texas, University of Texas, University of Chicago, Northern Illinois University, Marquette University, Rutgers, William Paterson U (groovy jazz department), Bowling Green State University, College of Wooster, Saint Ambrose University, U of Southern Indiana, Case Western Reserve University, Ohio State, Temple University, Slippery Rock, American University, Stanford University, University of San Francisco, California Institute of the Arts, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, York University, Toronto; Concordia University, Montreal; St. Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Carlton University, Ottawa, Canada; Aalborg Universitetsbibliotek, Copenhagen, Denmark; Bibliothèque nationale et universitaire de Strasbourg, France; Monash University, Australia; Queensland University of Tech Kelvin Grove, Australia; Christchurch Polytech Institute, New Zealand; New York Public Library, Chicago Public Library, Free Library of Philadelphia (brotherly love y'all), Austin Public Library, Nashville Public Library, Schaumburg Township District Library, IL; King County Library System, WA; Fort Vancouver Regional Library District, WA; Eugene Public Library, OR; Santa Monica Library, Orange County Public Library, San Francisco Public Library, Berkeley Public Library, Boise Public Library, ID; Monroe County Public Library, IN; Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library, IN; Bexley Public Library, Columbus, OH; Vancouver Public Library, BC; British Library, St. Pancras, London, England; Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Germany; Auckland Public Library, New Zealand; Port Phillip Library Service, St. Kilda, Australia; Bagaduce Music Lending Library, Blue Hill, Maine; and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library, for accepting my little book into their great big libraries. Thanks, Wellfleet and Edgartown Public Libraries!
Deepest gratitude to Gilbert Magazine and the American G.K. Chesterton Society for reviewing CBGB WAS MY HIGH SCHOOL in the Fifth Annual Summertime Film Festival issue.
Thank you, Mr. Ahlquist, for recommending CBGB WAS MY HIGH SCHOOL in the "Best Books I Read in 2011" Ignatius Insight.
Full Court Press presents Tuesday Evening Readings: GK Stritch at the Englewood Public Library. Thank you, Barry Sheinkopf.
Thanks MediaMikes: Adam and Mike for the review.
Dear readers, thank you for your interest and best wishes to all the fine writers and friends I've met on authonomy. Please feel free to leave five-star comments on my amazon.com or barnesandnoble.com page.
Thank you, McSorley’s Pub, 15 East 7th Street, the oldest ale house in New York City, for allowing me to read to you.
Jacob at Bemelmans at The Carlyle, thank you.
Many thanks to the Fourth Biennial Conference of the William Carlos Williams Society for allowing me to read.
Garzie, Paolo and Andrea for accepting “Days of Wine and Roses: Cinema Paradiso Revisited” and the two travel articles for your magnifico lifeinitaly.com.
Thanks to HarperCollins UK for this site.
The entire 66,000-word manuscript was presented in nine parts:
1. Failed High School
2. New Beginnings, New York Dolls, Heartbreakers, Europe, Take Me to CBGB
3. Public Transport, Andy Warhol, Blondie, Patti
4. Love New York
5. Marc and the Ramones and a Peek at Burroughs
6. From Cher to Jackie O and Mario
7. The Beatles Influence and a Big Change
8. Reflections on East 5th Street and Ode to Ginsberg
9. Professors, Troubled in California, Back to School
The original cover photo was taken in 1978 of Joey Ramone and me outside CBGB in New York City by my little sister, Jill.
As of October 26, 2010, I’ve had the pleasure of providing more than 750 comments and gratefully have received 225 in return. “It’s a hard world to get a break in…” Be kind, be generous, and take the high road.
For all you Ramones fans, I’ll keep the unrevised Chapter 5 posted.
May 18, 2013
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