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Wish You Were Here: An Essential Guide to your Favourite Music Scenes-Fr om Punk to Indie and Everything Inbetween Paperback – 2 June 2009

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"This book was really fun to read and I actually learned a lot. Wait a minute... Does giving a quote for this book mean people will know that I didn't actually already know this stuff? Lame." -- Hayley Williams, Paramore

"Wish You Were Here knows way too much about the history, minute details, and inner-workings of these 11 punk and indie scenes. I don't know how Leslie figured out all this stuff, but I'm changing my locks and checking the phone for bugs." -- Tim McIlrath, Rise Against guitarist and lead singer

"Anything you ever wanted to know about your city's indie scene (plus plenty of snark) is packed into these pages." -- Alternative Press

"In what has got to be the best guide book on punk rock... well ever, rock journalist Simon answers a slew of questions never asked about punk rock and indie scenes across the U.S.". -- NeuFutur Magazine

"Readers who are part of one of these scenes and fans of a particular genre who will be visiting one of the locales will find this a quick and useful read...an entertaining glimpse at nonmainstream music of today and the recent past." -- Library Journal

"The selection of indie music-centric cities is spot-on... Simon's text is knowledgeable... the book serves as a helpful jumping-off point for readers looking to learn more." -- Publishers Weekly

"Simon ensures there's never a dull moment...Rob Dobi's spot-on illustrations appear throughout the book as the perfect complement to her enthusiastic and hilarious voice." -- Sacramento Book Review online

About the Author

Leslie Simon is the author of Wish You Were Here: An Essential Guide to Your Favorite Music Scenes and co-author of Everybody Hurts: An Essential Guide to Emo Culture. Her work has appeared in Kerrang!, Alternative Press, metromix.com, and MTV.com.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ HarperCollins US; 1st edition (2 June 2009)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 256 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 006157371X
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0061573712
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 15.54 x 1.63 x 23.16 cm
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