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Suck and Blow

Suck and Blow

And Other Stories I'm Not Supposed to Tell

In Suck and Blow, John Popper recounts his early days of musical discovery, shares a forthright assessment of his longstanding battle with obesity, and discusses a range of topics, including life as a gun enthusiast, the vibrant New York music scene of the late ’80s and early ’90s, his wide- reaching political views, and his romantic travails.

Throughout these pages, Popper calls some musicians out, praises others, and talks about his successes and failures in a self-deprecating, laugh-out-loud voice. At the heart of it all is his love for the harmonica, which transformed him from a failing New Jersey high school student into a Grammy-winning musician. This memoir will captivate both steady supporters and newcomers alike, through his signature honesty, humility, and humor.
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Genre: Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Entertainment & Performing Arts

On Sale: April 5th 2016

Price: $15.99 / $19.99 (CAD)

Page Count: 368

ISBN-13: 9780306824050

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Reader Reviews


Praise for Suck and Blow

New York Post, 3/27/16
“[An] offbeat, hilarious new memoir.”

The Talkhouse, 4/5/16
“Full of music business dishing…[Popper's] story is truly a catalogue of strange, wild experiences that haven't been explored to death in other music autobiographies.”

The Future Heart, 4/4/16
“Written in a self-deprecating, conversational voice, Suck and Blow reads like Popper is hanging with you, telling one funny story after another of himself, a misfit ad-libbing his way through the awkwardness that is life.”

NYS Music, 5/19/16
“[Popper] really lets it all hang out in his new autobiography…the crazy stories that happened behind the scenes, backstage, in the van, and on the side of the road…A ‘can't put down' read. For a vivid look at the life of a musician, run out and get this book. It will make your day, week and year.”
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