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Bowie: A Biography
by Marc Spitz
An expansive biography of David Bowie, one of the twentieth century’s greatest music and cultural icons. From noted author and rock ’n’ roll journalist Marc Spitz comes a major David Bowie biography to rival any other. Following Bowie’s life from his start as David Jones, an R & B—loving kid from Bromley, England, to his rise...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; All Teen Lit; Arts & Literature Bios & Memoirs
Twee: The Gentle Revolution in Music, Books, Television, Fashion, and Film
by Marc Spitz
New York Times, Spin, and Vanity Fair contributor Marc Spitz explores the first great cultural movement since Hip Hop: an old-fashioned and yet highly modern aesthetic that’s embraced internationally by teens, twenty and thirty-somethings and even some Baby Boomers; creating hybrid generation known as Twee. Via exclusive...
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Categories: All Humor; All Nonfiction; Social Sciences
Poseur: A Memoir of Downtown New York City in the '90s
by Marc Spitz
Marc Spitz assumed that if he lived like his literary and rock ’n’ roll heroes, he would become a great artist, too. He conveniently overlooked the fact that many of them died young, broke, and miserable. In his candid, wistful, touching, and hilarious memoir, Poseur , the music journalist, playwright, author, and blogger recounts...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Memoirs; Social Sciences
We Got the Neutron Bomb: The Untold Story of L.A. Punk
by Marc Spitz, Brendan Mullen
Taking us back to late ’70s and early ’80s Hollywood—pre-crack, pre-AIDS, pre-Reagan— We Got the Neutron Bomb re-creates word for word the rage, intensity, and anarchic glory of the Los Angeles punk scene, straight from the mouths of the scenesters, zinesters, groupies, filmmakers, and musicians who were there. “California...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Social Sciences
How Soon Is Never?: A Novel
by Marc Spitz
There is a light and it never goes out . . . or is there? Welcome to the big Reagan ’80s, where ketchup is a vegetable and the Cold War looms large and chilly. If like Joe Green you were coming of age during this boom era, your main concerns include one or more of the following: a rainbow assortment of Polo shirts worn with the collar...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Social Sciences
Nobody Likes You: Inside the Turbulent Life, Times, and Music of Green Day
by Marc Spitz
The full story of the rise and spectacular comeback of the band hailed as the saviors of punk rock and the next U2 It's hard to believe that in early 2004 Green Day was considered over--the band was still together, but they were dismissed as a strictly 90s phenomenon, incapable of re-creating the success of their groundbreaking album...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Arts & Literature Bios & Memoirs
Jagger: Rebel, Rock Star, Rambler, Rogue
by Marc Spitz
A biography and cultural examination of the Rolling Stones' frontman Mick Jagger's spectacular life and the cultural revolution he led. As the Rolling Stones' legendary front man Mick Jagger remains an enigma. He hasn't given an in-depth interview for a decade and a half and never commented on his friend and partner, Keith...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Arts & Literature Bios & Memoirs; Bios & Memoirs of Leaders & Notable People
(The Rise and Fall of) The Farewell Drugs
by Marc Spitz
The Farewell Drugs (Reed, Chimpy, Johnny and Sloane) were the worst behaved band on the Lower East Side: heroin snorting, groupie abusing, shoplifting, drug dealing, sexist, racist misanthropes. But they had talent. When beleaguered record industry executive Hella Hecht endeavors to make them over, she finds wild success, marketing them...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Drama
Too Much, Too Late: A Novel
by Marc Spitz
Reunited more than a decade after their brief flirtation with fame in the early 1990s, the middle-aged members of the Ohio-based Jane Ashers suddenly find themselves hitting the big time, with a new record deal, a hit single, fame, fans, and a tour, that transforms their dream into a nightmare of colliding egos, family pressures, and too...
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Categories: All Romance; All Sex & Erotica; Contemporary Fiction
Shyness is Nice
by Marc Spitz
Fitzgerald was once a twee wallflower. He’s remade his image as a tough, junkie hipster and wants to take his Smiths obsessed, cardigan-wearing friends with him. Fearing resistance, he approaches a surly, Australian pimp, Blixa and hires her "finest bitch" Kylie, to "de-virginize them." He pays for Kylie’s services with bad dope....
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Drama
P.S. It's Poison
by Marc Spitz
Four old college friends reunite in Manhattan and what starts as a stiff and awkward game of catch up devolves into a drug and rancor soaked mess when old rivalries and affections boil to the surface; abetted by drugs, professional jealousies, a new cultural divide and the arrival of their favorite college professor; a famous and deeply...
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Retail Sluts
by Marc Spitz
Clarence, Tony and Dommy work in a posh clothing store in New York’s retail capital of SoHo. They’re surrounded by fabulous people, drape themselves in the latest fashions, but they take home tiny pay checks and cannot numb themselves enough with drugs, alcohol, cheap sex and even cheaper fads. As 30 approaches fast, they must fact...
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I Wanna Be Adored
by Marc Spitz
Winston Frame is the self described, urban "poet of death and despair." Young, dour, pale and handsome, he is, much like Ian Curtis of Joy Division, also haunted and suicidal. When the pressure of impending success, fatherhood and an affair get too much, he hangs himself. Only his journey is not quite over. Winston finds himself in...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Drama
The Name of this Play is Talking Heads
by Marc Spitz
It was supposed to be a routine promotional appearance: an aspiring writer appears on a cable news or entertainment network to film a talking heads expert spot in order to promote one of his recently published articles. When face to face with the routine manipulations and blunt agendas that elicit the soundbytes we routinely see as part...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Drama
Up For Anything
by Marc Spitz
Walter Dabney thinks he’s being practical when he ingests a recreational erectile dysfunction drug called Themis. It will, he reasons, allow him to have a quickie with Annie, his mistress, before his wife returns with her family for a long planned celebratory supper. Only Walter is that guy you wonder about: the one who actually gets...
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Your Face is a Mess
by Marc Spitz
Moses Malone is a drug dealer who wakes up in the middle of the night with a crisis of conscience. Determined to go straight, live a virtuous life, adopt a dog and give back to the society he’d prided himself on being outside of, Moses must deal with the resistance, frustration and often sheer panic of his loyal clients. It’s a...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Drama
Marshmallow World
by Marc Spitz
A short, holiday-themed play takes place entirely in a church basement shortly before Christmas; a lonely, intense time of the year for some. During a meeting of a special support group for people with pop music related ailments, three regulars welcome a new member, a Jew with a secret penchant for Christmas songs. Together they share...
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The Hobo Got Too High
by Marc Spitz
Bug Blowmonkey does so much cocaine that he has developed a friendship with one of his chemically induced hallucinations: the confused but still righteous ghost of Marvin Gaye. Estranged from the one woman he had feelings for, Bug begins to question his compulsion to get so numb and frigid. When he meets a new woman, he tries to strip...
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David Bowie - Die Biografie: Aktualisierte Neuausgabe (German Edition)
by Marc Spitz
Die umfassende Biografie über einen der einflussreichsten Künstler des 20. Jahrhunderts: - Ein Einblick in die Londoner Mod- und Hippie-Szene der Swinging Sixties und in das von Sex und Drogen aufgeheizte Milieu der frühen 70er-Jahre - Bowies Aufstieg zum internationalen Superstar in den 80er-Jahren - Ein unterhaltsamer Rückblick...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Arts & Literature Bios & Memoirs
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