Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Jewish punks and insomnia. What else could you want?

We are most happy to have met writer and way cool dude Steven Lee Beeber who has not one, but two books out that we are very excited to read. The first is The Heebie-Jeebies at CBGB's - A Secret History of Jewish Punks, which we are quite stoked about, and the second is a book Steven edited for Soft Skull, yes that Soft Skull, called Awake! A Reader for the Sleepless, which looks like much fun and is not only filled with many authors we all know and love including Jonathan Messinger, Jonathan Ames, Aimee Bender, Neil Pollack and many, many more, but includes an awesome Beeber riff on Vinnie Spano. Yes, the Vinnie Spano. We will let you know what we think about the books when we get through them, but in the interim why not go out and get them anyway? On the one hand, you get to support independent media. On the other, you get to feel good about yourself for doing so. And what could beat that? Not much, well besides re-watching Indian Summer of course.

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