Face the Music
Publisher : West Butte Books
Description

Zack Fluett was living the rock star dream. Then one fateful night at the Grammys he broke his hand on his lead singer's nose and lost everything.

A decade later he's back--sober, wiser, and nominated for Song of the Year. But ghosts from his past send him careening out of control as the clock ticks down on the announcement of his category. Zack must rely on the only constant in his life, playing music, to make it through the madness of Music's Biggest Night.

The music industry gets skewered in this hilarious take on one man’s battle to dance to his own tune.



The Story Behind This Book
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 long downward spiral. A decade later Zack's back -- sober, wiser, and nominated for Song of the Year. Unfortunately, his past catches up with him, and both his hard won self-control and hopes for redemption take a beating as the clock ticks down to the announcement of his category. Zack must rely on the only constant in his life -- playing music -- to make it through the madness that is Music's Biggest Night. The music industry gets skewered in this hilarious take on one man’s battle to dance to his own tune.


Praise and Reviews

"The author writes knowingly about the music scene. His story is as old as rock 'n' roll itself--a cautionary tale of how sex, drugs and rampant ego can torpedo a career. What redeems it is the wit and honesty with which Zack narrates his story and the author's eye for detail, as manifested in his faux discographies, Billboard charts and newspaper articles that begin every chapter.... [T]here are enough jagged edges for this rock novel to qualify as the real deal.

A familiar story made new by the empathetic main character and an authentic rock 'n' roll universe."  Kirkus Reviews

"The story is almost a better history of rock than many an actual autobiography of someone who was there....
 
"Face the Music is a fast-paced entertainment for anyone with a smidgeon of interest in rock, pop, the music industry as a whole. That's not required as the book can be enjoyed simply for the humorous scenes and very human characters. But if you know anything about music, you know all these people and many of these places, just by different names." -- Dr. Wesley Britton of Bookpleasures.com

The Bottom Line: If VH1′s Behind the Music were to be a fiction book, this would be....you know what....they don't need to do that. All they need to do is shove a bunch of money Joe Anderson's way and say "We want to put our name no it" and the rest would be history. That's exactly what this book is....the rise, the fall, the redemption of a rock star. You will read this, and you will want his redemption to be everything it should be. It's only $3.99 right now on Amazon.com, and you can get it by clicking the cover above. You will laugh, you will cringe, you will pump your fist and say a quite "yes!", and you will possibly even cry a little. One thing you will not do, is regret buying this book, and reading it. -- Joe Hempel, Top of the Heap Reviews

 



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Joe Anderson
Joe Anderson is an entertainment and digital media attorney, record and film producer, musician, and writer. In the 1990s, he was the keyboard player in a San Francisco rock band a More...
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