Only Girl

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A raucous and vividly dishy memoir by the only woman on the masthead of Rolling Stone Magazine in the Sixties. A female Almost Famous.
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ISBN-13: 9780349010229
ISBN-10: 0349010226
Pagini: 304
Dimensiuni: 126 x 198 x 26 mm
Greutate: 0.27 kg
Editura: Little Brown Book Group

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Robin Green is an award-winning TV writer/producer known for her work as an Executive Producer and writer for The Sopranos on HBO and for creating, with her husband Mitchell Burgess, the CBS drama Blue Bloods, now in its seventh season. She is an alumna of Brown University and holds an MFA from the University of Iowa Writer's Workshop. Green lives in New York City with her husband and mixed-breed dog Silenzio.


"She writesunsparingly of her frailties, her fixations, the honest appetites of anexplorer in a fragmenting America. Brave survivor of the psychedelic wars, shecame, she saw, she conquered."—USA Today
"A dishy memoir about life as the first woman on the masthead at RollingStone magazine during the sex and drugs heyday of the 1970s."—New York Times
"They say if you remember the '60s, you weren't there. But Robin Greenwas. She remembers the '70s, too, and all that followed. And what's more, in"The Only Girl," she names names... lately, Green's been thinking back on thosehippie San Francisco days again. Her trips to Big Sur, beautifully crazy friends,and her own flower-child belief that anything -- absolutely anything -- waspossible. Turns out, she was right."—New York Daily News
"a stunning tributeto a bygone era and a publication that defined a generation,"—Red Carpet Crash
"a must-read foranyone who has ever been or felt like, well, the only girl in the room."—Hello Giggles
"In this candid memoir, she shares how she earned areputation as a bitch, what it was like working alongside the intimidatingAnnie Leibovitz and witnessing the drug-fueled ravings of Hunter S. Thompson,and why she was fired over a Kennedy story...Filled with plenty of sex, drugs,and some rock 'n' roll, this offers a one of-a-kindperspective on the people behind a cultural phenomenon."—Booklist
"The Only Girl'svigor comes from her blunt acknowledgment of the diffidence she faced early inher career. To follow her path to being paid, published, and praised amid manytribulations proves both a solace and great reward."—Zyzzyva
"A lusty, reflective, score-settling memoir from the woman who steered achaotic career course between Rolling Stone and The Sopranos...Green's memoir isboth a solid insider's account and a happy-go-lucky, lifelong coming-of-agestory."—Kirkus
"With humor and candid self-reflection, the author details her strugglesafter being fired from Rolling Stone...Reading like a real-life road novel,Green's memoir is a must for aspiring writers."—Library Journal
"Brutally honest, Ms.Green writes about what it was like to be the first woman granted entry into aniconic boys club."—WNYC
"[A] funny, candidmemoir...Green paints a vivid picture of being at the epicentre of the newrock'n'roll bohemian culture with the Rolling Stone crowd."—Guardian
"Entertaining,page-turning, and scorchingly candid new memoir."—No Depression
"Compulsively readable, laugh out loudfunny and beautifully crafted. I ate up every word. If you thought theyhad more fun back then, this book will prove that you were right."—Ruth Reichl, bestselling author of My Kitchen Year
"Robin has written a frank, witty andloving memoir about growing up in the milieu of the seventies at Rolling Stone.Her honesty and insight brought all those times back, some of RS's wildest andwackiest early days."—Jann Wenner, Co-Founder and Publisher of Rolling Stone
"A funny, frank,powerful and ultimately moving memoir by an extraordinary writer who didn'tmerely roll with the Zeitgeist but remade it in her own image."—T.C. Boyle, author of The Harder They Come and The Terranauts
"This isn't amemoir recollected in tranquility. It doesn't 'capture' an experience. Itanimates a specific time and place - - making it jump off the page so it smacksyou in the face. If you didn't live it, you do now. If you did, it's déjà vuall over again. Robin Green stares down her life in the clarifying light oftruth. Her fearlessness and reckless honesty give her story an aching power,poignancy, and immediacy you won't soon forget."—Joshua Brand, writer and producer of St. Elsewhere, Northern Exposure and The Americans
"Robin Green broke ground for women as part of twomedia revolutions-Rolling Stone's reimagining of the magazine and thenew era for television ushered in by The Sopranos. With The Only Girl,she offers sharp and striking scenes of a culture in transition, creating avivid sense of both the thrilling possibilities and the heartbreakinglimitations of the times."—Alan Light, former Editor-in-Chief of Vibe and Spin magazines and author of Let's Go Crazy: Prince and the Making of Purple Rain
"Only girl on the masthead? And in the room! And stillstanding! And with cojones! Green has written a straight-talking, utterlyindiscrete, deliciously shocking story about being in the right place at theright time pretty much all the time."—Bill Buford, journalist and author of Among the Thugs and Heat
"Her prose has afreewheeling, informal quality, summoning some moments vividly."—Financial Times