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Read reviews for STRANDED IN THE JUNGLE: JERRY NOLAN’S WILD RIDE

September 2018 – Matt Yates in Q Magazine.

“…it doesn’t disappoint.”

August 24, 2018 – Lisa Torem in PennyBlackMusic.co.uk

“…the reader becomes privy to a chock-full of music history…Author Curt Weiss knows of what he speaks…”

June 2018 – Joe Whyte in Vive Le Rock #54

“If Steve Jones’s “Lonely Boy” was your punk rock read of 2017, this is the one you’ll want to dive into next.”

June 2018 – James Mann in The Big Takeover #82

“…a worthy addition to punk lore.”

May 25, 2018 – Phillip Murray-Lawson in “Evolution’s Everywhere”

“I was writing a biography, not a hagiography.”

May 23, 2018 – “Summer reading can be whatever you want it to be” by Matthew Moyer and Jessica Bryce Young in the Orlando Weekly

“…his hard-knock life is compelling but (yep) heartbreaking reading. This book tells his story unflinchingly and wonderfully…”

April 24, 2018 – “Doll Dreams and Heartbreak: Jerry Nolan biographer Curt Weiss and that wild ride” by The Barman in I94Bar.com

“…impossible to put down.”

April 19, 2018 – Grahame Bent in Shindig Magazine

“…impressively researched and exceptionally well written…required reading…”

April 4, 2018 – Kris Needs in Classic Rock Magazine

“Weiss nails Nolan’s ruthless selfishness, cool front and self-destroyed supernova talent with fresh perspective.”

April 4, 2018 – “The Life and Times of a New York Doll” by  Miss Rosen  in  AnotherManMag.com

“There are so many bands that saw The Dolls and got the message.”

April 2018 – Kris Needs in Record Collector

“Weiss tells the story succinctly, bolstered by first-hand interviews from bandmates, family and girlfriends, analyzing Nolan’s most dazzling moves and non-judgementally recounting the addiction that persisted…”

April 2018 – John Colpitts in Modern Drummer

“Weiss’s tale is harrowingly essential.”

March 27, 2018 – “Buzz Baby Jesus” at Burning Wood

“Curt’s book is extremely well researched and written. Being a drummer he gets the music right.”

March 22, 2018 – Valerie Simadis (writer for PleaseKillMe.com)

“With reminiscent stories told by a cast of characters, the book gives us a glimpse into the life of the ill-fated drummer, and in doing so, captures the essence of the New York City glam scene in the early seventies.”

March 18, 2018 – “The Barman” at I94Bar.com

“There are plenty of revelations in “Stranded…” and it’s a gripping ride, even knowing the final destination. It fills many gaps and is an important work in the context of New York punk.”

February 22, 2018 – Steve Swift’s Rock Remedy

“A great tale told with just the right amount (of) reportage and care, this book does Jerry Nolan the service he deserves.”

February 8, 2018 – Dave Thompson in Gold Mine Magazine

“…Curt…is to be applauded for not pulling his punches…”

February 1, 2018 – Marc Covert at Smokebox.net

“…it’s gratifying to see such a strong work on one of the most underrated and tragic figures in rock and roll. ”

January 25, 2018 – Michele Kirsch, “Glass reviews Stranded In The Jungle: Jerry Nolan’s Wild Ride,” in Glass Magazine

“…forensically detailed and brilliantly written… It’s one of those books that is so good, you get a mild panic attack as you approach the end of it…”

December 21, 2017 – Thomas Dimopoulos, “New Books: Suggested Reads for Music Fans” in Saratoga Today

“The Jerry Nolan story has been a long time coming, and Weiss has done a great service to music fans by sharing that story.”

December 20, 2017 – Steve Lorkin, “BARFLY TOP TEN”

“This book is essential to all rock and roll tragics. Its more than a story of a ultra cool drummer, it’s a history lesson.”

December 4, 2017 Tweet from Blondie drummer Clem Burke:

“…really well done. Recommended!”

November 22, 2017 – Adrian Salas in razorcake.com

“Weiss brings just enough analysis of technique to the table to tease out subtleties and illuminate facets of Jerry’s craft behind the drums without slipping into pedantics.”

November 16, 2017 – Afternoon Live in Portland, OR

Author of Stranded in the Jungle: Jerry Nolan’s Wild RideCurt Weiss sits down with Tra’Renee to talk about his new book.

November 8, 2017 – Joe Whyte in Louderthanwar.com

“I can safely say that Curt Weiss’s “Stranded In the Jungle…is up there with “Please Kill Me”, “England’s Dreaming”, Andy Blade’s “Teenage Punk Rocker” and our own Brother John Robb’s “Punk; An Oral History” as one of the best accounts of the era of punk rock and the preceding years and aftermath.”

November 2017 – Jimi LaLumia in punkglobe.com

“”Stranded In The Jungle” is a must read if you really want to know about the scene and the people who truly were the foundation of punk rock…”

November 2017 – Blowfish in bostongroupienews.com

“This is the book you want. It’s filled with info and insights, it’s got plentiful tales that reinforce the importance we put on those times and people. It does it’s job making you see the value and contribution of Jerry Nolan and ultimately makes you feel the weight of loss with his death.”

October 31, 2017 – Puma Pearl at chelseanow.com

“Well-written and painstakingly researched…”

October 23, 2017 – Jay Stone at dyingscene.com

“The result of Weiss’s years of hard work, Stranded In The Jungle paints a compelling picture of a man who was arguably one of the few most underrated drummers in American rock music…”

October 17, 2017 – Art Zone with Nancy Guppy

“In his debut book, “Stranded in the Jungle,” local writer and former drummer on the New York music scene, Curt Weiss chronicles the life of American rock drummer Jerry Nolan. Weiss discusses why he was inspired to preserve Nolan’s place in punk-rock history.”

September 27, 2017 – Rob Ross at Popdose.com 

“Coming into this reading with a completely open mind, I can say this from the research and writing point of view and style, Mr. Weiss is a damned fine writer.  There’s none of the deifications that writers tend to do when writing about a “hero” of theirs; it’s objective, fact-filled – painstakingly researched and simply fascinating…”

September 26, 2017 – The Literary Chick

Interview by “The Literary Chick”

The New York Dolls Jerry Nolan; Classic Drummer Magazine #22; April/May/June 2006

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