April 2018 – John Colpitts in Modern Drummer

“Weiss’s tale is harrowingly essential.”

March 22, 2018 – Valerie Simadis (writer for

“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

“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

“…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 – Michelle 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 4, 2017 Tweet from Blondie drummer Clem Burke:

“…really well done. Recommended!”

November 22, 2017 – Adrian Salas in

“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

“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

“”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

“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

“Well-written and painstakingly researched…”

October 23, 2017 – Jay Stone at

“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 

“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…”

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