Friday, November 1, 2013

Book Cover & Blurb: Face the Music

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A man, his demons, and the Grammy Awards are forced to FACE THE MUSIC
Venice, CA – Long time California entertainment attorney and producer Joe Anderson recently released his debut novel, Face the Music, a “warts and all” comedic take on the music business full of sex, drugs, and rock & roll, but with equal helpings of rehab and redemption.
“I always found the music business to be a fascinating mixture of amazing creativity existing alongside self destructive and often downright abusive behavior, and I thought it would be fun to explore all those forces exploding under the bright lights of Music’s Biggest Night,” comments Anderson. “I also like the idea of second chances, which is really what this book is about.”
Protagonist Zack Fluett was living the rock star dream until one fateful night at the Grammys when he broke his hand on his lead singer’s nose and began a downward spiral of wreckage and addiction. Now, a decade later, Zack’s back – sober, wiser, and this time nominated for Song of the Year. But ghosts from his past in the form of ex-wives, former band mates, and booze give his hard won self-control and hopes of redemption a beating when he finds himself unexpectedly forced to play on the telecast as the clock ticks down on the announcement of his category.
“This is a fantastic look at the music industry and all its absurdities.” Alexa Schnee (author of Shakespeare’s Lady).
“Anderson weaves a wonderful, believable story filled with heavily flawed characters you can't help loving. The writing is also warm, insightful and deeply moving at times, but stops short of becoming overly sentimental.” Amazon reviewer KPS.
“I … could not stop laughing -- except for when I was crying. The main character, Zack, although tragically flawed, displays surprising honesty, depth and humor.” Amazon reviewer Kipster.
About the book:
Face the Music by Joe Anderson
ISBN: 978-0989025119
Publisher: West Butte Books
Date of publish: April 2013
Pages: 358
S.R.P.: $14.99
About the author:
A native of Montana, Anderson spent the last twenty years as an entertainment and digital media attorney in addition to serving as a record company executive and producer, feature film producer, and musician. In the 1990s he played keyboards in a San Francisco rock band and ran a small record label that earned three Grammy nominations, in addition to serving on the NARAS Board of Governors, attending the Grammys many times. In 2001, he moved to Los Angeles and produced the Miramax film On the Line and the Weinstein company film Lovewrecked.

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