November 23, 2010

Review: I Slept with Joey Ramone: A Punk Rock Family Memoir

When the Ramones recorded their debut album in 1976, it heralded the true birth of punk rock. Unforgettable front man Joey Ramone gave voice to the disaffected youth of the seventies and eighties, and the band influenced the counterculture for decades to come. With honesty, humor, and grace, Joey’s brother, Mickey Leigh, shares a fascinating, intimate look at the turbulent life of one of America’s greatest—and unlikeliest—music icons. While the music lives on for new generations to discover, I Slept with Joey Ramone is the enduring portrait of a man who struggled to find his voice and of the brother who loved him.
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As a music lover and a fan of memoirs, I knew I had to read this book.  I Slept with Joey Ramone gives a first-hand look at the birth of punk music.  It's a masterpiece and gave me a new respect for the Ramones.  Even if you aren't a fan of their music, you will still enjoy this book. 

Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group
418 pages
$15.99 US

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Disclosure:  I received a copy of this book for free.  All opinions expressed are 100% mine.  If you make a purchase using my Amazon or Barnes and Noble link, I will receive a small portion of the purchase price.


  1. I would like to read it, it sounds interesting.

  2. Hi Bridget

    My son is dying to get his own copy of this one! I borrowed a copy from the library and it is a nice read about the Ramones. I also want to get the book by Vera Ramone.

  3. the ramones were a little before my time, but I love all memoirs!

  4. This sounds like a great, intimate look at a really interesting time in American music. I would love to read this.


  5. At first glance. Ithought this may be asexual book, but it looks more a like brotherly love one, and I would love it!!

  6. sounds like a good read
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  7. This is a must-read for me! I love the Ramones, and I love to read about the birth of music. Thanks for the positive review!! If you'd like, check out the Sixx Am book by Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx. IT'S AWESOME!


  8. Love the Ramones and this whole time/type of music ... great review!