Drugs Are Nice

Drugs Are Nice : A Post-Punk Memoir


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In this eye-opening memoir, Lisa Crystal Carver recalls her extraordinary youth and charts the late-80s, early-90s punk subculture that she helped shape. She recounts how her band Suckdog was born in 1987 and the wild events that followed: leaving small-town New Hampshire to tour Europe at 18, becoming a teen publisher of fanzines, a teen bride, and a teen prostitute. "Spin" has called Suckdog's album "Drugs Are Nice" one of the best of the '90s, and the book includes photos of infamous European shows. Yet the book also tells of how Lisa saw the need for change in 1994, when her baby was born with a chromosomal deletion and his father became violent. With lasting lightness and surprising gravity, "Drugs Are Nice" is a definitive account of the generation that wanted to break every rule, but also a story of an artist and a mother becoming an adult on her own terms.

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  • Paperback | 250 pages
  • 139.7 x 200.66 x 22.86mm | 249.47g
  • 12 Oct 2005
  • Berkeley
  • English
  • 1932360948
  • 9781932360943
  • 267,309

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