My Misadventures as a Teenage Rock Star

My Misadventures as a Teenage Rock Star

2.84 (71 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days
When will my order arrive?

Not expected to be delivered to the United States by Christmas Not expected to be delivered to the United States by Christmas


Rock 'n' roll isn't just about sex and drugs. It's about self-expression, lasting friendships, and self-empowerment. That's what Alex learns after she starts playing bass for a rock band in this almost true story. Joyce Raskin, author and musician, culls from her memories to create this funny, touching, and honest look at what it's like to be a teenager, a girl, and a rock star all at the same time. Also included are a note from the author, instructions on how to play basic guitar chords, advice on songwriting, and more!
show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 107 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 8.64mm | 181.44g
  • Boston, MA, United States
  • English
  • Original
  • 0547393113
  • 9780547393117

Review quote

"Yay, Alex! Girls must rock like never before, and here's the guide for a new generation of young girls. Rock on!"--Exene Cervenka of the band X

"Alex is a great and complex girl (as we all are). She is strong and sensitive, brave and nervous, giddy and gritty, wise and young. And she rocks! Literally and figuratively. This is a true-feeling story about the power of picking up a guitar or some drumsticks, making some noise, and finding your voice. This is how it feels."--Tanya Donelly of Throwing Muses, The Breeders, Belly, and the Tanya Donelly Band

"I love this book. I only wish I could have been able to read it when I was 14 and getting into music."-- Mary Timony of The Mary Timony Band, Wild Flag, and Helium

"When I was a young teenager trying to learn how to play guitar and start a band I felt very alone. Girls today can turn to this book when they need some sisterly solidarity and guidance."--Juliana Hatfield of The Blake Babies, Juliana Hatfield Three, and Juliana Hatfield

"[Joyce] continues to be a remarkable female roll model in my life and I am so excited to know she will influence and inspire hundreds if not thousands of more girls from a whole new generation. Truly awesome stuff."--Lightning's Girl, blogger

" . . . Chu's doodles and Raskin's concluding personal experiences, as well as tips on playing the guitar and writing song lyrics, will strike just the right chord."--Booklist
show more

Rating details

71 ratings
2.84 out of 5 stars
5 14% (10)
4 13% (9)
3 30% (21)
2 31% (22)
1 13% (9)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X