[Epub] ➠ Songs Only You Know ➡ Sean Madigan Hoen – Pocket-bikes.us

Songs Only You Know Described By Darin Strauss As Nick Flynn Meets Karl Ove Knausg Rd And A Book Of Relentless Compassion Songs Only You Know Sean Madigan Hoen S Debut Is An Intense, Sprawling Memoir Equal Parts Family Tragedy And Punk Rock Road Trip Songs Only You Know Begins In Late 90s Detroit And Spans A Decade During Which A Family Fights To Hold Together In The Face Of Insurmountable Odds Sean S Father Cycles From Rehab To Binge, His Heartsick Sister Spirals Into Depression, And His Mother Works To Spare What Can Be Spared Meanwhile, Sean Seeks Salvation In A Community Of Eccentrics And Outsiders, Making Music Spin Magazine Once Referred To As An Art Core Mindfuck But The Closer Sean Comes To Realizing His Musical Dream, The Further He Drifts From His Family And Himself.By Turns Heartbreaking And Mordantly Funny, Songs Only You Know Is An Artful, Compassionate Rendering Of The Chaos And Misadventure Of A Young Man S Life Few Books Convey The Fever Pitch Intensity Of Youth With Such Vividness And So Little Glamorization, Or As Deeply Explore The Heartbreaking Complexity Of Family Both Those We Re Born Into And The Ones We Choose Rolling Stone Magazine

[Epub] ➠ Songs Only You Know  ➡ Sean Madigan Hoen – Pocket-bikes.us
  • Hardcover
  • 384 pages
  • Songs Only You Know
  • Sean Madigan Hoen
  • 16 September 2018
  • 1616953365

    10 thoughts on “[Epub] ➠ Songs Only You Know ➡ Sean Madigan Hoen – Pocket-bikes.us


  1. says:

    I am doing some updating for allllll the books I was too lazy busy to review in 2014 In case that matters to anyone.Holy god I loved this book like whoa This one I never reviewed not out of laziness, but out of some weird version of respect I wanted to write a review as brilliant and beautiful as the book, to make sure that I moved at lea...


  2. says:

    I picked up this galley at AWP after seeing a full page ad for it in Booklist I m not particularly interested in punk music or Detroit, but I wanted to give this highly promoted memoir a try In the book, Hoen says that people at shows would decide thirty seconds into the first song whether they liked his band, or if it was just abrasive noise For me, his writing fell into the latter category at first, but then I started to hear the rhy...


  3. says:

    This book didn t even get the full run down at the publisher s preview session at Midwinter just a mention in the list of other books they didn t have time to talk about and a two sentence description in the handout But it s a punk rock drug memoir by a man I d never heard of before and the cover looked so bleak in a stylish way And because I have a soft spot for books that don t get their share of attention I added it to my pile A quick read later I am glad I did It s not a life changing This book didn t even get the full run down at the publisher s preview session at Midwinter just a mention in the list of other books they didn t have time to talk about and a two sentence description in the handout But it s a punk rock drug memoir by a man I d never heard of before and the cover looked so bleak in a stylish way And because I have a soft spot for books that don t get their share of attention I added it to my pile A quick read later I am glad I did It s not a life changing book, particularly not for me as someone who has little investment in music and is well past my coming of age But it was a well written reflection on the ways damaged family and cultural influences can fuel an artist s journey The anger and darkness of punk rock often feels...


  4. says:

    a solid memoir with some heavy and powerful themes, of loss, redemption, and finding a path in life through which you can happily walk i will say i was happy as a reader not to have the typical one upsmanship of rock memoirs however, the gastrointestinal garrulousness was unnerving to this reader My only major complaint and the reason for 3 stars, although 3.5 is closer to how i feel about this book is the tone i struggled to find a unique authorial tone, rather it felt as if written in a a solid memoir with some heavy and powerful themes, of loss, redemption, and finding a path in life through which you can happily walk i will say i was happy as a reader not to have the typical one upsmanship of rock memoirs however, the gastrointestinal garrulousness was unnerving to this reader My only major complaint and the reason for 3 stars, although 3.5 is closer to how i feel about this book is the tone i struggled to find a unique authorial tone, rather it felt as if written in a universal tone of objectively writing about your subjective experience there is a line in the book about trying to find a vocal style and how, the singer tried to blend hundreds of others vocal styles to create his...


  5. says:

    approached this as a fan of thoughts of ionesco, and the book is kind of oversold on hoen s time in that band this isn t really a punk book road stories are few and far between and it is farof a personal story however one that definitely proves that TOI was music made by truly unhinged people my main problem is that his relationship issu...


  6. says:

    As a lover of both music and a good memoir, Songs Only You Know transports the reader into the life a Midwestern white male He is fairly average in many ways not a genius, not an athlete, and has some vague connection to the others in his family However, he manages to take his otherwise average life and becomes rising rock star, disillusioned youth, then adult, and mourner of life all in a few chapters You will definitely feel as if you are the audience member at his destructive rock gigs, s As a lover of both music and a good memoir, Songs Only You Know transports the reader into the life a Midwestern white male He is fairly average in many ways not a genius, not an athlete, and has some vague connection to the others in his family However, he manages to take his otherwise average life and becomes ris...


  7. says:

    Hard to put down, definitely worth a second read.I was in tears, Sean speaks honestly about his childhood, his days as an artist trying to escape the tragedy at home Anger is artistic currency I started picking through the book to hear and feel the songs only you know just to get aauthentic feeling of what these moments were like for him His moments on stage are inspiring, throwing the mic into the audience and just screaming at the top of his lungs as a display of his pain Sean Hard to put down, definitely worth a second read.I was in tears, Sean speaks honestly about his childhood, his days as an artist trying to escape the tragedy at home Anger is artistic currency I started picking through the book to hear and feel the songs only you know just to ge...


  8. says:

    Books about the Detroit music scene always intrigue me as I have friends and family there This writer captures the gritty reality of that dying city, while at the same time, in beautifully constructed prose introduces us to a crazy hilarious drummer, a kooky stuttering best friend, a fragile, sorrowful little sister, a bully crack addict father and a mother who is kind and caring and doesn t deserve any of it The author vents his rage through his savage music and must have released his pain th Books about the Detroit music scene always intrigue me as I have friends and family there This writer captures the gritty reality of that dying city, while at the same time, in beautifully constructed prose introduces us to a crazy hilario...


  9. says:

    A beautifully written, brave and honest memoir The two parts of the story music and family are expertly woven together Simultaneously heartbreaking and redemptive A really exceptional book.


  10. says:

    For anyone who has ever been in a band, or wished they had been or dreamed they were For those who grew up on a diet of The Sex Pistols, The Clash, and the Dead Kennedy s For all the metal heads and screamo fans Oh forget the flowery words, it s just a damn good book.

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