Semisonic’s Jacob Slichter released a memoir earlier this week about the real life of a rock star, So You Wanna Be a Rock & Roll Star?: How I Machine-Gunned a Roomful of Record Executives and Other Tales from a Drummer’s Life.
The 65 pages I read while enjoying the air conditioning of Barnes & Noble were witty and self-effacing, showing a guy who liked the dream of being a rock star more than actually being one. The overly self-conscious description of the band’s first photo shoot was hilarious. If it wasn’t a brutal $21.95 I would have bought it on the spot.