When I Grow Up

When I Grow Up

By the early nineties, singer-songwriter and former Blake Babies member Juliana Hatfield?s solo career was taking off: She was on the cover of Spin and Sassy. Ben Stiller directed the video for her song "Spin the Bottle" from the Reality Bites film soundtrack. Then, after canceling a European tour to treat severe depression and failing to produce another "hit," she spent a By the early nineties, singer-songwriter and former Blake Babies member Juliana Hatfield?s solo career was taking off...

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Title:When I Grow Up
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When I Grow Up Reviews

  • Timothy
    Feb 01, 2012

    i'm sorry, i really didn't like this. if we are being honest, i have to admit that i've never really been into juliana hatfield's music, but i guess i have respected the fact that she has continued to do her thing for a good long time. plus, she is a boston musician, & i like to re...

    I tried to snag a free copy of this last weekend, but the Wiley sales rep at the trade show I was at obviously saw through my disguise of mature, gray-haired reflection and took me for the slobbering girl-rock fanboy I am. Not even proclaiming my eternal love for Juliana's 1992 classic...

    Ok so it wasn't Just Kids, but I really enjoyed it and I felt like I got to know and appreciate Juliana a bit more by just spending time with her. It's imperfect, but that's kind of the point, she is imperfect, troubled, uncomfortable and moody, but y'know what, she wrote Backseat so i...

    The good. I?ve always liked Juliana?s music because I found it easy for me to relate to. Really, we seem pretty similar in a lot of ways. Occasionally crippling shyness, awkwardness in groups and parties, chronic depression, vegetarians, we feel the same way about the Replacemen...

    I just finished this book today and found it inspiring, engrossing, confounding, frustrating and highly relatable. Juliana Hatfield has always been a polarizing figure and has never shied away baring her soul, contradictions and all, for everyone to hear or see. The memoir is half tour...

    So I'm not her biggest fan, I only have the "Become What You Are" album, but when I saw she wrote an autobiography, it piqued my curiosity, and my expectations were EXTREMELY exceeded. I had no idea she was capable of something this interesting and insightful. The chapters alternate fr...

    hatfield is a story-teller. the first time i really heard "my sister" i cried because i knew i was the older sister who would leave my kid sisters behind and be too fucked up to come through on my promises to take them to all-ages shows. i think i heard the song on daria and then d...

    I had the pleasure of speaking to Juliana Hatfield briefly while she was promoting the Beautiful Creature/Juliana's Pony: Total System Failure albums. She was doing a string of in-stores for Newbury Comics and I happened to be working at one at the time. I wasn't a fan of her music ...

    Juliana Hatfield has always been one of my favorite musicians, whom I've followed religiously for almost two decades (she, along with Tori Amos and Liz Phair, made up the triad of my pre-teen obsession. The latter two declined significantly in their personal appeal to me, while Juliana...

    This is not a well-written book. There are a lot of details about Juliana's meals while on tour or mundane conversations that just don't add anything. Get this girl an editor! There are definitely a lot of interesting details as well, although names were changed or not mentioned when...

    I listened to the Blake Babies in college and thought they were the one of the best alternative bands back then and still do. I kept following Hatfield after she split to start a solo career. I was always enchanted with her lyrics and voice. The book further opened her personality and ...

    Realistic view about life on the road, touring with a band---travel, grumpiness, eating, cheap places to stay etc...realistic, but not that interesting. The background of her times in various places in her life, her family and musical lessons in life brought this book up by a star ...

  • Bill
    Oct 07, 2008

    i'm sorry, i really didn't like this. if we are being honest, i have to admit that i've never really been into juliana hatfield's music, but i guess i have respected the fact that she has continued to do her thing for a good long time. plus, she is a boston musician, & i like to re...

    I tried to snag a free copy of this last weekend, but the Wiley sales rep at the trade show I was at obviously saw through my disguise of mature, gray-haired reflection and took me for the slobbering girl-rock fanboy I am. Not even proclaiming my eternal love for Juliana's 1992 classic...

    Ok so it wasn't Just Kids, but I really enjoyed it and I felt like I got to know and appreciate Juliana a bit more by just spending time with her. It's imperfect, but that's kind of the point, she is imperfect, troubled, uncomfortable and moody, but y'know what, she wrote Backseat so i...

    The good. I?ve always liked Juliana?s music because I found it easy for me to relate to. Really, we seem pretty similar in a lot of ways. Occasionally crippling shyness, awkwardness in groups and parties, chronic depression, vegetarians, we feel the same way about the Replacemen...

    I just finished this book today and found it inspiring, engrossing, confounding, frustrating and highly relatable. Juliana Hatfield has always been a polarizing figure and has never shied away baring her soul, contradictions and all, for everyone to hear or see. The memoir is half tour...

    So I'm not her biggest fan, I only have the "Become What You Are" album, but when I saw she wrote an autobiography, it piqued my curiosity, and my expectations were EXTREMELY exceeded. I had no idea she was capable of something this interesting and insightful. The chapters alternate fr...

    hatfield is a story-teller. the first time i really heard "my sister" i cried because i knew i was the older sister who would leave my kid sisters behind and be too fucked up to come through on my promises to take them to all-ages shows. i think i heard the song on daria and then d...

    I had the pleasure of speaking to Juliana Hatfield briefly while she was promoting the Beautiful Creature/Juliana's Pony: Total System Failure albums. She was doing a string of in-stores for Newbury Comics and I happened to be working at one at the time. I wasn't a fan of her music ...

    Juliana Hatfield has always been one of my favorite musicians, whom I've followed religiously for almost two decades (she, along with Tori Amos and Liz Phair, made up the triad of my pre-teen obsession. The latter two declined significantly in their personal appeal to me, while Juliana...

    This is not a well-written book. There are a lot of details about Juliana's meals while on tour or mundane conversations that just don't add anything. Get this girl an editor! There are definitely a lot of interesting details as well, although names were changed or not mentioned when...

    I listened to the Blake Babies in college and thought they were the one of the best alternative bands back then and still do. I kept following Hatfield after she split to start a solo career. I was always enchanted with her lyrics and voice. The book further opened her personality and ...

    Realistic view about life on the road, touring with a band---travel, grumpiness, eating, cheap places to stay etc...realistic, but not that interesting. The background of her times in various places in her life, her family and musical lessons in life brought this book up by a star ...

    If you have kids and they think they want to be in a band or be a pop singer but you think it's a terrible idea, get them this book. ...

    Great read. I love Juliana Hatfield. So proud of her for putting down her feelings and her stories to paper. It was great getting to know the artist and it is truely one of the only books by musicians/bands that does not BS you about life on the road. I interview a number of bands and ...

    A little bit out of date and the self-pitying tone grates at times, but still an interesting insight into life on the road when your music career hasn't really reached the heights you had hoped for. ...

    I'll admit it: I'm an obsessive Juliana Hatfield fan. When I was a kid, of course I--the super-cool grunge and metal dude I thought I was--made fun of "My Sister," and then she kinda disappeared, and I forgot about her. In 2001, a friend recommended 2000's Beautiful Creature, which is ...

    I've been a fan of Juliana Hatfield for 16 years. In fact, I think discovering her music when I was 14 really shaped my identity in a lot of ways. It was at that point that I discovered that I didn't have to struggle to fit in and be the perfect Southern belle that my family and friend...

    Self-esteem has never been my thing, and a girl I was dating during a particularly annoying (both to myself and others) downswing said something memorable to me: "If you keep telling me what a loser you are, eventually I'm going to start to believe it." Well, Juliana Hatfield spends a ...

  • Paige
    Sep 26, 2008

    i'm sorry, i really didn't like this. if we are being honest, i have to admit that i've never really been into juliana hatfield's music, but i guess i have respected the fact that she has continued to do her thing for a good long time. plus, she is a boston musician, & i like to re...

    I tried to snag a free copy of this last weekend, but the Wiley sales rep at the trade show I was at obviously saw through my disguise of mature, gray-haired reflection and took me for the slobbering girl-rock fanboy I am. Not even proclaiming my eternal love for Juliana's 1992 classic...

    Ok so it wasn't Just Kids, but I really enjoyed it and I felt like I got to know and appreciate Juliana a bit more by just spending time with her. It's imperfect, but that's kind of the point, she is imperfect, troubled, uncomfortable and moody, but y'know what, she wrote Backseat so i...

    The good. I?ve always liked Juliana?s music because I found it easy for me to relate to. Really, we seem pretty similar in a lot of ways. Occasionally crippling shyness, awkwardness in groups and parties, chronic depression, vegetarians, we feel the same way about the Replacemen...

    I just finished this book today and found it inspiring, engrossing, confounding, frustrating and highly relatable. Juliana Hatfield has always been a polarizing figure and has never shied away baring her soul, contradictions and all, for everyone to hear or see. The memoir is half tour...

    So I'm not her biggest fan, I only have the "Become What You Are" album, but when I saw she wrote an autobiography, it piqued my curiosity, and my expectations were EXTREMELY exceeded. I had no idea she was capable of something this interesting and insightful. The chapters alternate fr...

    hatfield is a story-teller. the first time i really heard "my sister" i cried because i knew i was the older sister who would leave my kid sisters behind and be too fucked up to come through on my promises to take them to all-ages shows. i think i heard the song on daria and then d...

    I had the pleasure of speaking to Juliana Hatfield briefly while she was promoting the Beautiful Creature/Juliana's Pony: Total System Failure albums. She was doing a string of in-stores for Newbury Comics and I happened to be working at one at the time. I wasn't a fan of her music ...

    Juliana Hatfield has always been one of my favorite musicians, whom I've followed religiously for almost two decades (she, along with Tori Amos and Liz Phair, made up the triad of my pre-teen obsession. The latter two declined significantly in their personal appeal to me, while Juliana...

  • Sarah
    Jan 12, 2009

    i'm sorry, i really didn't like this. if we are being honest, i have to admit that i've never really been into juliana hatfield's music, but i guess i have respected the fact that she has continued to do her thing for a good long time. plus, she is a boston musician, & i like to re...

    I tried to snag a free copy of this last weekend, but the Wiley sales rep at the trade show I was at obviously saw through my disguise of mature, gray-haired reflection and took me for the slobbering girl-rock fanboy I am. Not even proclaiming my eternal love for Juliana's 1992 classic...

    Ok so it wasn't Just Kids, but I really enjoyed it and I felt like I got to know and appreciate Juliana a bit more by just spending time with her. It's imperfect, but that's kind of the point, she is imperfect, troubled, uncomfortable and moody, but y'know what, she wrote Backseat so i...

    The good. I?ve always liked Juliana?s music because I found it easy for me to relate to. Really, we seem pretty similar in a lot of ways. Occasionally crippling shyness, awkwardness in groups and parties, chronic depression, vegetarians, we feel the same way about the Replacemen...

    I just finished this book today and found it inspiring, engrossing, confounding, frustrating and highly relatable. Juliana Hatfield has always been a polarizing figure and has never shied away baring her soul, contradictions and all, for everyone to hear or see. The memoir is half tour...

    So I'm not her biggest fan, I only have the "Become What You Are" album, but when I saw she wrote an autobiography, it piqued my curiosity, and my expectations were EXTREMELY exceeded. I had no idea she was capable of something this interesting and insightful. The chapters alternate fr...

    hatfield is a story-teller. the first time i really heard "my sister" i cried because i knew i was the older sister who would leave my kid sisters behind and be too fucked up to come through on my promises to take them to all-ages shows. i think i heard the song on daria and then d...

    I had the pleasure of speaking to Juliana Hatfield briefly while she was promoting the Beautiful Creature/Juliana's Pony: Total System Failure albums. She was doing a string of in-stores for Newbury Comics and I happened to be working at one at the time. I wasn't a fan of her music ...

    Juliana Hatfield has always been one of my favorite musicians, whom I've followed religiously for almost two decades (she, along with Tori Amos and Liz Phair, made up the triad of my pre-teen obsession. The latter two declined significantly in their personal appeal to me, while Juliana...

    This is not a well-written book. There are a lot of details about Juliana's meals while on tour or mundane conversations that just don't add anything. Get this girl an editor! There are definitely a lot of interesting details as well, although names were changed or not mentioned when...

    I listened to the Blake Babies in college and thought they were the one of the best alternative bands back then and still do. I kept following Hatfield after she split to start a solo career. I was always enchanted with her lyrics and voice. The book further opened her personality and ...

    Realistic view about life on the road, touring with a band---travel, grumpiness, eating, cheap places to stay etc...realistic, but not that interesting. The background of her times in various places in her life, her family and musical lessons in life brought this book up by a star ...

    If you have kids and they think they want to be in a band or be a pop singer but you think it's a terrible idea, get them this book. ...

    Great read. I love Juliana Hatfield. So proud of her for putting down her feelings and her stories to paper. It was great getting to know the artist and it is truely one of the only books by musicians/bands that does not BS you about life on the road. I interview a number of bands and ...

    A little bit out of date and the self-pitying tone grates at times, but still an interesting insight into life on the road when your music career hasn't really reached the heights you had hoped for. ...

    I'll admit it: I'm an obsessive Juliana Hatfield fan. When I was a kid, of course I--the super-cool grunge and metal dude I thought I was--made fun of "My Sister," and then she kinda disappeared, and I forgot about her. In 2001, a friend recommended 2000's Beautiful Creature, which is ...

    I've been a fan of Juliana Hatfield for 16 years. In fact, I think discovering her music when I was 14 really shaped my identity in a lot of ways. It was at that point that I discovered that I didn't have to struggle to fit in and be the perfect Southern belle that my family and friend...

    Self-esteem has never been my thing, and a girl I was dating during a particularly annoying (both to myself and others) downswing said something memorable to me: "If you keep telling me what a loser you are, eventually I'm going to start to believe it." Well, Juliana Hatfield spends a ...

    A summer 2004 tour serves as the backdrop for Juliana Hatfield's memoir. Interspersed with chapters about the tour are recollections from her earlier life, chronicling her troubled family, her early success, and her later professional and personal decline. The chapters that chronicl...

    I developed a major crush on Juliana Hatfield in the early 90's when I first heard her single My Sister, and unlike a lot of the 90's era alterna-rockers I phased through back then, I enjoyed her music more with each new album. When I heard she had written a memoir, I knew I had to che...

    I kept waiting for this book to get good - it didn't. After awhile, it become somewhat of a chore to pick up and read, and it was bothersome how the chapters alternated between Juliana's tour with Some Girls, and pieces of her life. The tour was not terribly interesting to me, although...

    Read in less than 24 hours..another enjoyable memoir from a musician I've recently begun exploring. The tour chronicle doesn't shy away from the less-than-glamorous shitty hotels and dressing rooms, peeing in cups, missed riders, and weird fans, but also celebrates its triumphs and use...

    We get it, Juliana -- you're a person who suffers from insecurity and depression, yet can overcome to be a good musician with equally informed insight into the human condition. Unfortunately, every other chapter about being a "bitch" or "depressed" and never providing any further insig...

    Because I must read every rock musician memoir out there, especially the ones written by women, I slogged through this one. Strengths -- honest, gritty details about how brutal it is to go on tour in a van and play small rock clubs; interesting first-person perspective on how the music...

    I've owned this book since around when it came out in September, but I had kind of been "saving" it. Saving for a time when I needed to feel like I'm not the only awkward, socially inept, introspective, self-sufficient, yet still lonely person out there. Maybe it's just the annoying fa...

    This book is an interest insight into the life and times of a professional musician. As a person who has spent times in bands I found I could relate to some of the content. However, being a musician is definitely not a prerequisite. This book is much more about the experiences of her l...

    I used to LOVE Juliana Hatfield. I remember going to see her play at First Ave. in Minneapolis when I was 16, on her "Become What You Are" tour. It was amazing. I've always had a soft spot for her and her music. I kind of lost track of her and her new music, but I was really excited to...

    This is the most boring autobiography I've ever read! I usually like autobios about musicians and actors but with this one, I found myself skipping over the last few chapters. I agree with the GoodReads reviews that say this is more of a boring tour diary. I got sick of all recollectio...

    Although it took me a really long time to read this book I found it to be fascinating. I loved the real life look at life as a "rock star". It certainly made it clear to me that I do not want to be one for a couple reasons. 1) I certainly don't have the music in me that she definitely ...

    This book was an interesting, quick read. Juliana Hatfield writes in a conversational tone, like you're just listening to a friend tell stories about their past, and she's certainly honest about herself. The book alternates between chapters about her past and her career and chapters ab...

  • Justin
    Jul 08, 2014

    i'm sorry, i really didn't like this. if we are being honest, i have to admit that i've never really been into juliana hatfield's music, but i guess i have respected the fact that she has continued to do her thing for a good long time. plus, she is a boston musician, & i like to re...

    I tried to snag a free copy of this last weekend, but the Wiley sales rep at the trade show I was at obviously saw through my disguise of mature, gray-haired reflection and took me for the slobbering girl-rock fanboy I am. Not even proclaiming my eternal love for Juliana's 1992 classic...

    Ok so it wasn't Just Kids, but I really enjoyed it and I felt like I got to know and appreciate Juliana a bit more by just spending time with her. It's imperfect, but that's kind of the point, she is imperfect, troubled, uncomfortable and moody, but y'know what, she wrote Backseat so i...

    The good. I?ve always liked Juliana?s music because I found it easy for me to relate to. Really, we seem pretty similar in a lot of ways. Occasionally crippling shyness, awkwardness in groups and parties, chronic depression, vegetarians, we feel the same way about the Replacemen...

    I just finished this book today and found it inspiring, engrossing, confounding, frustrating and highly relatable. Juliana Hatfield has always been a polarizing figure and has never shied away baring her soul, contradictions and all, for everyone to hear or see. The memoir is half tour...

    So I'm not her biggest fan, I only have the "Become What You Are" album, but when I saw she wrote an autobiography, it piqued my curiosity, and my expectations were EXTREMELY exceeded. I had no idea she was capable of something this interesting and insightful. The chapters alternate fr...

    hatfield is a story-teller. the first time i really heard "my sister" i cried because i knew i was the older sister who would leave my kid sisters behind and be too fucked up to come through on my promises to take them to all-ages shows. i think i heard the song on daria and then d...

    I had the pleasure of speaking to Juliana Hatfield briefly while she was promoting the Beautiful Creature/Juliana's Pony: Total System Failure albums. She was doing a string of in-stores for Newbury Comics and I happened to be working at one at the time. I wasn't a fan of her music ...

    Juliana Hatfield has always been one of my favorite musicians, whom I've followed religiously for almost two decades (she, along with Tori Amos and Liz Phair, made up the triad of my pre-teen obsession. The latter two declined significantly in their personal appeal to me, while Juliana...

    This is not a well-written book. There are a lot of details about Juliana's meals while on tour or mundane conversations that just don't add anything. Get this girl an editor! There are definitely a lot of interesting details as well, although names were changed or not mentioned when...

    I listened to the Blake Babies in college and thought they were the one of the best alternative bands back then and still do. I kept following Hatfield after she split to start a solo career. I was always enchanted with her lyrics and voice. The book further opened her personality and ...

    Realistic view about life on the road, touring with a band---travel, grumpiness, eating, cheap places to stay etc...realistic, but not that interesting. The background of her times in various places in her life, her family and musical lessons in life brought this book up by a star ...

    If you have kids and they think they want to be in a band or be a pop singer but you think it's a terrible idea, get them this book. ...

    Great read. I love Juliana Hatfield. So proud of her for putting down her feelings and her stories to paper. It was great getting to know the artist and it is truely one of the only books by musicians/bands that does not BS you about life on the road. I interview a number of bands and ...

    A little bit out of date and the self-pitying tone grates at times, but still an interesting insight into life on the road when your music career hasn't really reached the heights you had hoped for. ...

    I'll admit it: I'm an obsessive Juliana Hatfield fan. When I was a kid, of course I--the super-cool grunge and metal dude I thought I was--made fun of "My Sister," and then she kinda disappeared, and I forgot about her. In 2001, a friend recommended 2000's Beautiful Creature, which is ...

    I've been a fan of Juliana Hatfield for 16 years. In fact, I think discovering her music when I was 14 really shaped my identity in a lot of ways. It was at that point that I discovered that I didn't have to struggle to fit in and be the perfect Southern belle that my family and friend...

    Self-esteem has never been my thing, and a girl I was dating during a particularly annoying (both to myself and others) downswing said something memorable to me: "If you keep telling me what a loser you are, eventually I'm going to start to believe it." Well, Juliana Hatfield spends a ...

    A summer 2004 tour serves as the backdrop for Juliana Hatfield's memoir. Interspersed with chapters about the tour are recollections from her earlier life, chronicling her troubled family, her early success, and her later professional and personal decline. The chapters that chronicl...

    I developed a major crush on Juliana Hatfield in the early 90's when I first heard her single My Sister, and unlike a lot of the 90's era alterna-rockers I phased through back then, I enjoyed her music more with each new album. When I heard she had written a memoir, I knew I had to che...

    I kept waiting for this book to get good - it didn't. After awhile, it become somewhat of a chore to pick up and read, and it was bothersome how the chapters alternated between Juliana's tour with Some Girls, and pieces of her life. The tour was not terribly interesting to me, although...

    Read in less than 24 hours..another enjoyable memoir from a musician I've recently begun exploring. The tour chronicle doesn't shy away from the less-than-glamorous shitty hotels and dressing rooms, peeing in cups, missed riders, and weird fans, but also celebrates its triumphs and use...

    We get it, Juliana -- you're a person who suffers from insecurity and depression, yet can overcome to be a good musician with equally informed insight into the human condition. Unfortunately, every other chapter about being a "bitch" or "depressed" and never providing any further insig...

  • Kirk
    Oct 08, 2008

    i'm sorry, i really didn't like this. if we are being honest, i have to admit that i've never really been into juliana hatfield's music, but i guess i have respected the fact that she has continued to do her thing for a good long time. plus, she is a boston musician, & i like to re...

    I tried to snag a free copy of this last weekend, but the Wiley sales rep at the trade show I was at obviously saw through my disguise of mature, gray-haired reflection and took me for the slobbering girl-rock fanboy I am. Not even proclaiming my eternal love for Juliana's 1992 classic...

  • Patrick
    Nov 17, 2008

    i'm sorry, i really didn't like this. if we are being honest, i have to admit that i've never really been into juliana hatfield's music, but i guess i have respected the fact that she has continued to do her thing for a good long time. plus, she is a boston musician, & i like to re...

    I tried to snag a free copy of this last weekend, but the Wiley sales rep at the trade show I was at obviously saw through my disguise of mature, gray-haired reflection and took me for the slobbering girl-rock fanboy I am. Not even proclaiming my eternal love for Juliana's 1992 classic...

    Ok so it wasn't Just Kids, but I really enjoyed it and I felt like I got to know and appreciate Juliana a bit more by just spending time with her. It's imperfect, but that's kind of the point, she is imperfect, troubled, uncomfortable and moody, but y'know what, she wrote Backseat so i...

    The good. I?ve always liked Juliana?s music because I found it easy for me to relate to. Really, we seem pretty similar in a lot of ways. Occasionally crippling shyness, awkwardness in groups and parties, chronic depression, vegetarians, we feel the same way about the Replacemen...

    I just finished this book today and found it inspiring, engrossing, confounding, frustrating and highly relatable. Juliana Hatfield has always been a polarizing figure and has never shied away baring her soul, contradictions and all, for everyone to hear or see. The memoir is half tour...

    So I'm not her biggest fan, I only have the "Become What You Are" album, but when I saw she wrote an autobiography, it piqued my curiosity, and my expectations were EXTREMELY exceeded. I had no idea she was capable of something this interesting and insightful. The chapters alternate fr...

  • Hannah Jo Parker
    Dec 08, 2008

    i'm sorry, i really didn't like this. if we are being honest, i have to admit that i've never really been into juliana hatfield's music, but i guess i have respected the fact that she has continued to do her thing for a good long time. plus, she is a boston musician, & i like to re...

    I tried to snag a free copy of this last weekend, but the Wiley sales rep at the trade show I was at obviously saw through my disguise of mature, gray-haired reflection and took me for the slobbering girl-rock fanboy I am. Not even proclaiming my eternal love for Juliana's 1992 classic...

    Ok so it wasn't Just Kids, but I really enjoyed it and I felt like I got to know and appreciate Juliana a bit more by just spending time with her. It's imperfect, but that's kind of the point, she is imperfect, troubled, uncomfortable and moody, but y'know what, she wrote Backseat so i...

    The good. I?ve always liked Juliana?s music because I found it easy for me to relate to. Really, we seem pretty similar in a lot of ways. Occasionally crippling shyness, awkwardness in groups and parties, chronic depression, vegetarians, we feel the same way about the Replacemen...

    I just finished this book today and found it inspiring, engrossing, confounding, frustrating and highly relatable. Juliana Hatfield has always been a polarizing figure and has never shied away baring her soul, contradictions and all, for everyone to hear or see. The memoir is half tour...

    So I'm not her biggest fan, I only have the "Become What You Are" album, but when I saw she wrote an autobiography, it piqued my curiosity, and my expectations were EXTREMELY exceeded. I had no idea she was capable of something this interesting and insightful. The chapters alternate fr...

    hatfield is a story-teller. the first time i really heard "my sister" i cried because i knew i was the older sister who would leave my kid sisters behind and be too fucked up to come through on my promises to take them to all-ages shows. i think i heard the song on daria and then d...

    I had the pleasure of speaking to Juliana Hatfield briefly while she was promoting the Beautiful Creature/Juliana's Pony: Total System Failure albums. She was doing a string of in-stores for Newbury Comics and I happened to be working at one at the time. I wasn't a fan of her music ...

    Juliana Hatfield has always been one of my favorite musicians, whom I've followed religiously for almost two decades (she, along with Tori Amos and Liz Phair, made up the triad of my pre-teen obsession. The latter two declined significantly in their personal appeal to me, while Juliana...

    This is not a well-written book. There are a lot of details about Juliana's meals while on tour or mundane conversations that just don't add anything. Get this girl an editor! There are definitely a lot of interesting details as well, although names were changed or not mentioned when...

    I listened to the Blake Babies in college and thought they were the one of the best alternative bands back then and still do. I kept following Hatfield after she split to start a solo career. I was always enchanted with her lyrics and voice. The book further opened her personality and ...

    Realistic view about life on the road, touring with a band---travel, grumpiness, eating, cheap places to stay etc...realistic, but not that interesting. The background of her times in various places in her life, her family and musical lessons in life brought this book up by a star ...

    If you have kids and they think they want to be in a band or be a pop singer but you think it's a terrible idea, get them this book. ...

    Great read. I love Juliana Hatfield. So proud of her for putting down her feelings and her stories to paper. It was great getting to know the artist and it is truely one of the only books by musicians/bands that does not BS you about life on the road. I interview a number of bands and ...

    A little bit out of date and the self-pitying tone grates at times, but still an interesting insight into life on the road when your music career hasn't really reached the heights you had hoped for. ...

    I'll admit it: I'm an obsessive Juliana Hatfield fan. When I was a kid, of course I--the super-cool grunge and metal dude I thought I was--made fun of "My Sister," and then she kinda disappeared, and I forgot about her. In 2001, a friend recommended 2000's Beautiful Creature, which is ...

    I've been a fan of Juliana Hatfield for 16 years. In fact, I think discovering her music when I was 14 really shaped my identity in a lot of ways. It was at that point that I discovered that I didn't have to struggle to fit in and be the perfect Southern belle that my family and friend...

    Self-esteem has never been my thing, and a girl I was dating during a particularly annoying (both to myself and others) downswing said something memorable to me: "If you keep telling me what a loser you are, eventually I'm going to start to believe it." Well, Juliana Hatfield spends a ...

    A summer 2004 tour serves as the backdrop for Juliana Hatfield's memoir. Interspersed with chapters about the tour are recollections from her earlier life, chronicling her troubled family, her early success, and her later professional and personal decline. The chapters that chronicl...

    I developed a major crush on Juliana Hatfield in the early 90's when I first heard her single My Sister, and unlike a lot of the 90's era alterna-rockers I phased through back then, I enjoyed her music more with each new album. When I heard she had written a memoir, I knew I had to che...

    I kept waiting for this book to get good - it didn't. After awhile, it become somewhat of a chore to pick up and read, and it was bothersome how the chapters alternated between Juliana's tour with Some Girls, and pieces of her life. The tour was not terribly interesting to me, although...

    Read in less than 24 hours..another enjoyable memoir from a musician I've recently begun exploring. The tour chronicle doesn't shy away from the less-than-glamorous shitty hotels and dressing rooms, peeing in cups, missed riders, and weird fans, but also celebrates its triumphs and use...

    We get it, Juliana -- you're a person who suffers from insecurity and depression, yet can overcome to be a good musician with equally informed insight into the human condition. Unfortunately, every other chapter about being a "bitch" or "depressed" and never providing any further insig...

    Because I must read every rock musician memoir out there, especially the ones written by women, I slogged through this one. Strengths -- honest, gritty details about how brutal it is to go on tour in a van and play small rock clubs; interesting first-person perspective on how the music...

  • Juliette
    Sep 29, 2008

    i'm sorry, i really didn't like this. if we are being honest, i have to admit that i've never really been into juliana hatfield's music, but i guess i have respected the fact that she has continued to do her thing for a good long time. plus, she is a boston musician, & i like to re...

    I tried to snag a free copy of this last weekend, but the Wiley sales rep at the trade show I was at obviously saw through my disguise of mature, gray-haired reflection and took me for the slobbering girl-rock fanboy I am. Not even proclaiming my eternal love for Juliana's 1992 classic...

    Ok so it wasn't Just Kids, but I really enjoyed it and I felt like I got to know and appreciate Juliana a bit more by just spending time with her. It's imperfect, but that's kind of the point, she is imperfect, troubled, uncomfortable and moody, but y'know what, she wrote Backseat so i...

    The good. I?ve always liked Juliana?s music because I found it easy for me to relate to. Really, we seem pretty similar in a lot of ways. Occasionally crippling shyness, awkwardness in groups and parties, chronic depression, vegetarians, we feel the same way about the Replacemen...

    I just finished this book today and found it inspiring, engrossing, confounding, frustrating and highly relatable. Juliana Hatfield has always been a polarizing figure and has never shied away baring her soul, contradictions and all, for everyone to hear or see. The memoir is half tour...

    So I'm not her biggest fan, I only have the "Become What You Are" album, but when I saw she wrote an autobiography, it piqued my curiosity, and my expectations were EXTREMELY exceeded. I had no idea she was capable of something this interesting and insightful. The chapters alternate fr...

    hatfield is a story-teller. the first time i really heard "my sister" i cried because i knew i was the older sister who would leave my kid sisters behind and be too fucked up to come through on my promises to take them to all-ages shows. i think i heard the song on daria and then d...

    I had the pleasure of speaking to Juliana Hatfield briefly while she was promoting the Beautiful Creature/Juliana's Pony: Total System Failure albums. She was doing a string of in-stores for Newbury Comics and I happened to be working at one at the time. I wasn't a fan of her music ...

    Juliana Hatfield has always been one of my favorite musicians, whom I've followed religiously for almost two decades (she, along with Tori Amos and Liz Phair, made up the triad of my pre-teen obsession. The latter two declined significantly in their personal appeal to me, while Juliana...

    This is not a well-written book. There are a lot of details about Juliana's meals while on tour or mundane conversations that just don't add anything. Get this girl an editor! There are definitely a lot of interesting details as well, although names were changed or not mentioned when...

    I listened to the Blake Babies in college and thought they were the one of the best alternative bands back then and still do. I kept following Hatfield after she split to start a solo career. I was always enchanted with her lyrics and voice. The book further opened her personality and ...

    Realistic view about life on the road, touring with a band---travel, grumpiness, eating, cheap places to stay etc...realistic, but not that interesting. The background of her times in various places in her life, her family and musical lessons in life brought this book up by a star ...

    If you have kids and they think they want to be in a band or be a pop singer but you think it's a terrible idea, get them this book. ...

    Great read. I love Juliana Hatfield. So proud of her for putting down her feelings and her stories to paper. It was great getting to know the artist and it is truely one of the only books by musicians/bands that does not BS you about life on the road. I interview a number of bands and ...

    A little bit out of date and the self-pitying tone grates at times, but still an interesting insight into life on the road when your music career hasn't really reached the heights you had hoped for. ...

    I'll admit it: I'm an obsessive Juliana Hatfield fan. When I was a kid, of course I--the super-cool grunge and metal dude I thought I was--made fun of "My Sister," and then she kinda disappeared, and I forgot about her. In 2001, a friend recommended 2000's Beautiful Creature, which is ...

    I've been a fan of Juliana Hatfield for 16 years. In fact, I think discovering her music when I was 14 really shaped my identity in a lot of ways. It was at that point that I discovered that I didn't have to struggle to fit in and be the perfect Southern belle that my family and friend...

    Self-esteem has never been my thing, and a girl I was dating during a particularly annoying (both to myself and others) downswing said something memorable to me: "If you keep telling me what a loser you are, eventually I'm going to start to believe it." Well, Juliana Hatfield spends a ...

    A summer 2004 tour serves as the backdrop for Juliana Hatfield's memoir. Interspersed with chapters about the tour are recollections from her earlier life, chronicling her troubled family, her early success, and her later professional and personal decline. The chapters that chronicl...

    I developed a major crush on Juliana Hatfield in the early 90's when I first heard her single My Sister, and unlike a lot of the 90's era alterna-rockers I phased through back then, I enjoyed her music more with each new album. When I heard she had written a memoir, I knew I had to che...

    I kept waiting for this book to get good - it didn't. After awhile, it become somewhat of a chore to pick up and read, and it was bothersome how the chapters alternated between Juliana's tour with Some Girls, and pieces of her life. The tour was not terribly interesting to me, although...

    Read in less than 24 hours..another enjoyable memoir from a musician I've recently begun exploring. The tour chronicle doesn't shy away from the less-than-glamorous shitty hotels and dressing rooms, peeing in cups, missed riders, and weird fans, but also celebrates its triumphs and use...

    We get it, Juliana -- you're a person who suffers from insecurity and depression, yet can overcome to be a good musician with equally informed insight into the human condition. Unfortunately, every other chapter about being a "bitch" or "depressed" and never providing any further insig...

    Because I must read every rock musician memoir out there, especially the ones written by women, I slogged through this one. Strengths -- honest, gritty details about how brutal it is to go on tour in a van and play small rock clubs; interesting first-person perspective on how the music...

    I've owned this book since around when it came out in September, but I had kind of been "saving" it. Saving for a time when I needed to feel like I'm not the only awkward, socially inept, introspective, self-sufficient, yet still lonely person out there. Maybe it's just the annoying fa...

    This book is an interest insight into the life and times of a professional musician. As a person who has spent times in bands I found I could relate to some of the content. However, being a musician is definitely not a prerequisite. This book is much more about the experiences of her l...

    I used to LOVE Juliana Hatfield. I remember going to see her play at First Ave. in Minneapolis when I was 16, on her "Become What You Are" tour. It was amazing. I've always had a soft spot for her and her music. I kind of lost track of her and her new music, but I was really excited to...

  • Debbie
    Oct 09, 2008

    i'm sorry, i really didn't like this. if we are being honest, i have to admit that i've never really been into juliana hatfield's music, but i guess i have respected the fact that she has continued to do her thing for a good long time. plus, she is a boston musician, & i like to re...

    I tried to snag a free copy of this last weekend, but the Wiley sales rep at the trade show I was at obviously saw through my disguise of mature, gray-haired reflection and took me for the slobbering girl-rock fanboy I am. Not even proclaiming my eternal love for Juliana's 1992 classic...

    Ok so it wasn't Just Kids, but I really enjoyed it and I felt like I got to know and appreciate Juliana a bit more by just spending time with her. It's imperfect, but that's kind of the point, she is imperfect, troubled, uncomfortable and moody, but y'know what, she wrote Backseat so i...

    The good. I?ve always liked Juliana?s music because I found it easy for me to relate to. Really, we seem pretty similar in a lot of ways. Occasionally crippling shyness, awkwardness in groups and parties, chronic depression, vegetarians, we feel the same way about the Replacemen...

    I just finished this book today and found it inspiring, engrossing, confounding, frustrating and highly relatable. Juliana Hatfield has always been a polarizing figure and has never shied away baring her soul, contradictions and all, for everyone to hear or see. The memoir is half tour...

    So I'm not her biggest fan, I only have the "Become What You Are" album, but when I saw she wrote an autobiography, it piqued my curiosity, and my expectations were EXTREMELY exceeded. I had no idea she was capable of something this interesting and insightful. The chapters alternate fr...

    hatfield is a story-teller. the first time i really heard "my sister" i cried because i knew i was the older sister who would leave my kid sisters behind and be too fucked up to come through on my promises to take them to all-ages shows. i think i heard the song on daria and then d...

    I had the pleasure of speaking to Juliana Hatfield briefly while she was promoting the Beautiful Creature/Juliana's Pony: Total System Failure albums. She was doing a string of in-stores for Newbury Comics and I happened to be working at one at the time. I wasn't a fan of her music ...

    Juliana Hatfield has always been one of my favorite musicians, whom I've followed religiously for almost two decades (she, along with Tori Amos and Liz Phair, made up the triad of my pre-teen obsession. The latter two declined significantly in their personal appeal to me, while Juliana...

    This is not a well-written book. There are a lot of details about Juliana's meals while on tour or mundane conversations that just don't add anything. Get this girl an editor! There are definitely a lot of interesting details as well, although names were changed or not mentioned when...

    I listened to the Blake Babies in college and thought they were the one of the best alternative bands back then and still do. I kept following Hatfield after she split to start a solo career. I was always enchanted with her lyrics and voice. The book further opened her personality and ...

    Realistic view about life on the road, touring with a band---travel, grumpiness, eating, cheap places to stay etc...realistic, but not that interesting. The background of her times in various places in her life, her family and musical lessons in life brought this book up by a star ...

    If you have kids and they think they want to be in a band or be a pop singer but you think it's a terrible idea, get them this book. ...

    Great read. I love Juliana Hatfield. So proud of her for putting down her feelings and her stories to paper. It was great getting to know the artist and it is truely one of the only books by musicians/bands that does not BS you about life on the road. I interview a number of bands and ...

    A little bit out of date and the self-pitying tone grates at times, but still an interesting insight into life on the road when your music career hasn't really reached the heights you had hoped for. ...

    I'll admit it: I'm an obsessive Juliana Hatfield fan. When I was a kid, of course I--the super-cool grunge and metal dude I thought I was--made fun of "My Sister," and then she kinda disappeared, and I forgot about her. In 2001, a friend recommended 2000's Beautiful Creature, which is ...

    I've been a fan of Juliana Hatfield for 16 years. In fact, I think discovering her music when I was 14 really shaped my identity in a lot of ways. It was at that point that I discovered that I didn't have to struggle to fit in and be the perfect Southern belle that my family and friend...

    Self-esteem has never been my thing, and a girl I was dating during a particularly annoying (both to myself and others) downswing said something memorable to me: "If you keep telling me what a loser you are, eventually I'm going to start to believe it." Well, Juliana Hatfield spends a ...

    A summer 2004 tour serves as the backdrop for Juliana Hatfield's memoir. Interspersed with chapters about the tour are recollections from her earlier life, chronicling her troubled family, her early success, and her later professional and personal decline. The chapters that chronicl...

    I developed a major crush on Juliana Hatfield in the early 90's when I first heard her single My Sister, and unlike a lot of the 90's era alterna-rockers I phased through back then, I enjoyed her music more with each new album. When I heard she had written a memoir, I knew I had to che...

    I kept waiting for this book to get good - it didn't. After awhile, it become somewhat of a chore to pick up and read, and it was bothersome how the chapters alternated between Juliana's tour with Some Girls, and pieces of her life. The tour was not terribly interesting to me, although...

    Read in less than 24 hours..another enjoyable memoir from a musician I've recently begun exploring. The tour chronicle doesn't shy away from the less-than-glamorous shitty hotels and dressing rooms, peeing in cups, missed riders, and weird fans, but also celebrates its triumphs and use...

    We get it, Juliana -- you're a person who suffers from insecurity and depression, yet can overcome to be a good musician with equally informed insight into the human condition. Unfortunately, every other chapter about being a "bitch" or "depressed" and never providing any further insig...

    Because I must read every rock musician memoir out there, especially the ones written by women, I slogged through this one. Strengths -- honest, gritty details about how brutal it is to go on tour in a van and play small rock clubs; interesting first-person perspective on how the music...

    I've owned this book since around when it came out in September, but I had kind of been "saving" it. Saving for a time when I needed to feel like I'm not the only awkward, socially inept, introspective, self-sufficient, yet still lonely person out there. Maybe it's just the annoying fa...

  • Ciara
    Apr 07, 2009

    i'm sorry, i really didn't like this. if we are being honest, i have to admit that i've never really been into juliana hatfield's music, but i guess i have respected the fact that she has continued to do her thing for a good long time. plus, she is a boston musician, & i like to re...

  • Christine
    Dec 12, 2008

    i'm sorry, i really didn't like this. if we are being honest, i have to admit that i've never really been into juliana hatfield's music, but i guess i have respected the fact that she has continued to do her thing for a good long time. plus, she is a boston musician, & i like to re...

    I tried to snag a free copy of this last weekend, but the Wiley sales rep at the trade show I was at obviously saw through my disguise of mature, gray-haired reflection and took me for the slobbering girl-rock fanboy I am. Not even proclaiming my eternal love for Juliana's 1992 classic...

    Ok so it wasn't Just Kids, but I really enjoyed it and I felt like I got to know and appreciate Juliana a bit more by just spending time with her. It's imperfect, but that's kind of the point, she is imperfect, troubled, uncomfortable and moody, but y'know what, she wrote Backseat so i...

    The good. I?ve always liked Juliana?s music because I found it easy for me to relate to. Really, we seem pretty similar in a lot of ways. Occasionally crippling shyness, awkwardness in groups and parties, chronic depression, vegetarians, we feel the same way about the Replacemen...

    I just finished this book today and found it inspiring, engrossing, confounding, frustrating and highly relatable. Juliana Hatfield has always been a polarizing figure and has never shied away baring her soul, contradictions and all, for everyone to hear or see. The memoir is half tour...

    So I'm not her biggest fan, I only have the "Become What You Are" album, but when I saw she wrote an autobiography, it piqued my curiosity, and my expectations were EXTREMELY exceeded. I had no idea she was capable of something this interesting and insightful. The chapters alternate fr...

    hatfield is a story-teller. the first time i really heard "my sister" i cried because i knew i was the older sister who would leave my kid sisters behind and be too fucked up to come through on my promises to take them to all-ages shows. i think i heard the song on daria and then d...

    I had the pleasure of speaking to Juliana Hatfield briefly while she was promoting the Beautiful Creature/Juliana's Pony: Total System Failure albums. She was doing a string of in-stores for Newbury Comics and I happened to be working at one at the time. I wasn't a fan of her music ...

    Juliana Hatfield has always been one of my favorite musicians, whom I've followed religiously for almost two decades (she, along with Tori Amos and Liz Phair, made up the triad of my pre-teen obsession. The latter two declined significantly in their personal appeal to me, while Juliana...

    This is not a well-written book. There are a lot of details about Juliana's meals while on tour or mundane conversations that just don't add anything. Get this girl an editor! There are definitely a lot of interesting details as well, although names were changed or not mentioned when...

  • Christina
    Feb 27, 2009

    i'm sorry, i really didn't like this. if we are being honest, i have to admit that i've never really been into juliana hatfield's music, but i guess i have respected the fact that she has continued to do her thing for a good long time. plus, she is a boston musician, & i like to re...

    I tried to snag a free copy of this last weekend, but the Wiley sales rep at the trade show I was at obviously saw through my disguise of mature, gray-haired reflection and took me for the slobbering girl-rock fanboy I am. Not even proclaiming my eternal love for Juliana's 1992 classic...

    Ok so it wasn't Just Kids, but I really enjoyed it and I felt like I got to know and appreciate Juliana a bit more by just spending time with her. It's imperfect, but that's kind of the point, she is imperfect, troubled, uncomfortable and moody, but y'know what, she wrote Backseat so i...

    The good. I?ve always liked Juliana?s music because I found it easy for me to relate to. Really, we seem pretty similar in a lot of ways. Occasionally crippling shyness, awkwardness in groups and parties, chronic depression, vegetarians, we feel the same way about the Replacemen...

    I just finished this book today and found it inspiring, engrossing, confounding, frustrating and highly relatable. Juliana Hatfield has always been a polarizing figure and has never shied away baring her soul, contradictions and all, for everyone to hear or see. The memoir is half tour...

    So I'm not her biggest fan, I only have the "Become What You Are" album, but when I saw she wrote an autobiography, it piqued my curiosity, and my expectations were EXTREMELY exceeded. I had no idea she was capable of something this interesting and insightful. The chapters alternate fr...

    hatfield is a story-teller. the first time i really heard "my sister" i cried because i knew i was the older sister who would leave my kid sisters behind and be too fucked up to come through on my promises to take them to all-ages shows. i think i heard the song on daria and then d...

    I had the pleasure of speaking to Juliana Hatfield briefly while she was promoting the Beautiful Creature/Juliana's Pony: Total System Failure albums. She was doing a string of in-stores for Newbury Comics and I happened to be working at one at the time. I wasn't a fan of her music ...

    Juliana Hatfield has always been one of my favorite musicians, whom I've followed religiously for almost two decades (she, along with Tori Amos and Liz Phair, made up the triad of my pre-teen obsession. The latter two declined significantly in their personal appeal to me, while Juliana...

    This is not a well-written book. There are a lot of details about Juliana's meals while on tour or mundane conversations that just don't add anything. Get this girl an editor! There are definitely a lot of interesting details as well, although names were changed or not mentioned when...

    I listened to the Blake Babies in college and thought they were the one of the best alternative bands back then and still do. I kept following Hatfield after she split to start a solo career. I was always enchanted with her lyrics and voice. The book further opened her personality and ...

    Realistic view about life on the road, touring with a band---travel, grumpiness, eating, cheap places to stay etc...realistic, but not that interesting. The background of her times in various places in her life, her family and musical lessons in life brought this book up by a star ...

    If you have kids and they think they want to be in a band or be a pop singer but you think it's a terrible idea, get them this book. ...

    Great read. I love Juliana Hatfield. So proud of her for putting down her feelings and her stories to paper. It was great getting to know the artist and it is truely one of the only books by musicians/bands that does not BS you about life on the road. I interview a number of bands and ...

    A little bit out of date and the self-pitying tone grates at times, but still an interesting insight into life on the road when your music career hasn't really reached the heights you had hoped for. ...

    I'll admit it: I'm an obsessive Juliana Hatfield fan. When I was a kid, of course I--the super-cool grunge and metal dude I thought I was--made fun of "My Sister," and then she kinda disappeared, and I forgot about her. In 2001, a friend recommended 2000's Beautiful Creature, which is ...

    I've been a fan of Juliana Hatfield for 16 years. In fact, I think discovering her music when I was 14 really shaped my identity in a lot of ways. It was at that point that I discovered that I didn't have to struggle to fit in and be the perfect Southern belle that my family and friend...

    Self-esteem has never been my thing, and a girl I was dating during a particularly annoying (both to myself and others) downswing said something memorable to me: "If you keep telling me what a loser you are, eventually I'm going to start to believe it." Well, Juliana Hatfield spends a ...

    A summer 2004 tour serves as the backdrop for Juliana Hatfield's memoir. Interspersed with chapters about the tour are recollections from her earlier life, chronicling her troubled family, her early success, and her later professional and personal decline. The chapters that chronicl...

    I developed a major crush on Juliana Hatfield in the early 90's when I first heard her single My Sister, and unlike a lot of the 90's era alterna-rockers I phased through back then, I enjoyed her music more with each new album. When I heard she had written a memoir, I knew I had to che...

    I kept waiting for this book to get good - it didn't. After awhile, it become somewhat of a chore to pick up and read, and it was bothersome how the chapters alternated between Juliana's tour with Some Girls, and pieces of her life. The tour was not terribly interesting to me, although...

    Read in less than 24 hours..another enjoyable memoir from a musician I've recently begun exploring. The tour chronicle doesn't shy away from the less-than-glamorous shitty hotels and dressing rooms, peeing in cups, missed riders, and weird fans, but also celebrates its triumphs and use...

    We get it, Juliana -- you're a person who suffers from insecurity and depression, yet can overcome to be a good musician with equally informed insight into the human condition. Unfortunately, every other chapter about being a "bitch" or "depressed" and never providing any further insig...

    Because I must read every rock musician memoir out there, especially the ones written by women, I slogged through this one. Strengths -- honest, gritty details about how brutal it is to go on tour in a van and play small rock clubs; interesting first-person perspective on how the music...

    I've owned this book since around when it came out in September, but I had kind of been "saving" it. Saving for a time when I needed to feel like I'm not the only awkward, socially inept, introspective, self-sufficient, yet still lonely person out there. Maybe it's just the annoying fa...

    This book is an interest insight into the life and times of a professional musician. As a person who has spent times in bands I found I could relate to some of the content. However, being a musician is definitely not a prerequisite. This book is much more about the experiences of her l...

    I used to LOVE Juliana Hatfield. I remember going to see her play at First Ave. in Minneapolis when I was 16, on her "Become What You Are" tour. It was amazing. I've always had a soft spot for her and her music. I kind of lost track of her and her new music, but I was really excited to...

    This is the most boring autobiography I've ever read! I usually like autobios about musicians and actors but with this one, I found myself skipping over the last few chapters. I agree with the GoodReads reviews that say this is more of a boring tour diary. I got sick of all recollectio...

    Although it took me a really long time to read this book I found it to be fascinating. I loved the real life look at life as a "rock star". It certainly made it clear to me that I do not want to be one for a couple reasons. 1) I certainly don't have the music in me that she definitely ...

  • Celeste
    Sep 26, 2009

    i'm sorry, i really didn't like this. if we are being honest, i have to admit that i've never really been into juliana hatfield's music, but i guess i have respected the fact that she has continued to do her thing for a good long time. plus, she is a boston musician, & i like to re...

    I tried to snag a free copy of this last weekend, but the Wiley sales rep at the trade show I was at obviously saw through my disguise of mature, gray-haired reflection and took me for the slobbering girl-rock fanboy I am. Not even proclaiming my eternal love for Juliana's 1992 classic...

    Ok so it wasn't Just Kids, but I really enjoyed it and I felt like I got to know and appreciate Juliana a bit more by just spending time with her. It's imperfect, but that's kind of the point, she is imperfect, troubled, uncomfortable and moody, but y'know what, she wrote Backseat so i...

    The good. I?ve always liked Juliana?s music because I found it easy for me to relate to. Really, we seem pretty similar in a lot of ways. Occasionally crippling shyness, awkwardness in groups and parties, chronic depression, vegetarians, we feel the same way about the Replacemen...

    I just finished this book today and found it inspiring, engrossing, confounding, frustrating and highly relatable. Juliana Hatfield has always been a polarizing figure and has never shied away baring her soul, contradictions and all, for everyone to hear or see. The memoir is half tour...

    So I'm not her biggest fan, I only have the "Become What You Are" album, but when I saw she wrote an autobiography, it piqued my curiosity, and my expectations were EXTREMELY exceeded. I had no idea she was capable of something this interesting and insightful. The chapters alternate fr...

    hatfield is a story-teller. the first time i really heard "my sister" i cried because i knew i was the older sister who would leave my kid sisters behind and be too fucked up to come through on my promises to take them to all-ages shows. i think i heard the song on daria and then d...

    I had the pleasure of speaking to Juliana Hatfield briefly while she was promoting the Beautiful Creature/Juliana's Pony: Total System Failure albums. She was doing a string of in-stores for Newbury Comics and I happened to be working at one at the time. I wasn't a fan of her music ...

    Juliana Hatfield has always been one of my favorite musicians, whom I've followed religiously for almost two decades (she, along with Tori Amos and Liz Phair, made up the triad of my pre-teen obsession. The latter two declined significantly in their personal appeal to me, while Juliana...

    This is not a well-written book. There are a lot of details about Juliana's meals while on tour or mundane conversations that just don't add anything. Get this girl an editor! There are definitely a lot of interesting details as well, although names were changed or not mentioned when...

    I listened to the Blake Babies in college and thought they were the one of the best alternative bands back then and still do. I kept following Hatfield after she split to start a solo career. I was always enchanted with her lyrics and voice. The book further opened her personality and ...

    Realistic view about life on the road, touring with a band---travel, grumpiness, eating, cheap places to stay etc...realistic, but not that interesting. The background of her times in various places in her life, her family and musical lessons in life brought this book up by a star ...

    If you have kids and they think they want to be in a band or be a pop singer but you think it's a terrible idea, get them this book. ...

    Great read. I love Juliana Hatfield. So proud of her for putting down her feelings and her stories to paper. It was great getting to know the artist and it is truely one of the only books by musicians/bands that does not BS you about life on the road. I interview a number of bands and ...

    A little bit out of date and the self-pitying tone grates at times, but still an interesting insight into life on the road when your music career hasn't really reached the heights you had hoped for. ...

    I'll admit it: I'm an obsessive Juliana Hatfield fan. When I was a kid, of course I--the super-cool grunge and metal dude I thought I was--made fun of "My Sister," and then she kinda disappeared, and I forgot about her. In 2001, a friend recommended 2000's Beautiful Creature, which is ...

    I've been a fan of Juliana Hatfield for 16 years. In fact, I think discovering her music when I was 14 really shaped my identity in a lot of ways. It was at that point that I discovered that I didn't have to struggle to fit in and be the perfect Southern belle that my family and friend...

    Self-esteem has never been my thing, and a girl I was dating during a particularly annoying (both to myself and others) downswing said something memorable to me: "If you keep telling me what a loser you are, eventually I'm going to start to believe it." Well, Juliana Hatfield spends a ...

    A summer 2004 tour serves as the backdrop for Juliana Hatfield's memoir. Interspersed with chapters about the tour are recollections from her earlier life, chronicling her troubled family, her early success, and her later professional and personal decline. The chapters that chronicl...

    I developed a major crush on Juliana Hatfield in the early 90's when I first heard her single My Sister, and unlike a lot of the 90's era alterna-rockers I phased through back then, I enjoyed her music more with each new album. When I heard she had written a memoir, I knew I had to che...

    I kept waiting for this book to get good - it didn't. After awhile, it become somewhat of a chore to pick up and read, and it was bothersome how the chapters alternated between Juliana's tour with Some Girls, and pieces of her life. The tour was not terribly interesting to me, although...

  • Courtney Smith
    Nov 16, 2009

    i'm sorry, i really didn't like this. if we are being honest, i have to admit that i've never really been into juliana hatfield's music, but i guess i have respected the fact that she has continued to do her thing for a good long time. plus, she is a boston musician, & i like to re...

    I tried to snag a free copy of this last weekend, but the Wiley sales rep at the trade show I was at obviously saw through my disguise of mature, gray-haired reflection and took me for the slobbering girl-rock fanboy I am. Not even proclaiming my eternal love for Juliana's 1992 classic...

    Ok so it wasn't Just Kids, but I really enjoyed it and I felt like I got to know and appreciate Juliana a bit more by just spending time with her. It's imperfect, but that's kind of the point, she is imperfect, troubled, uncomfortable and moody, but y'know what, she wrote Backseat so i...

    The good. I?ve always liked Juliana?s music because I found it easy for me to relate to. Really, we seem pretty similar in a lot of ways. Occasionally crippling shyness, awkwardness in groups and parties, chronic depression, vegetarians, we feel the same way about the Replacemen...

    I just finished this book today and found it inspiring, engrossing, confounding, frustrating and highly relatable. Juliana Hatfield has always been a polarizing figure and has never shied away baring her soul, contradictions and all, for everyone to hear or see. The memoir is half tour...

    So I'm not her biggest fan, I only have the "Become What You Are" album, but when I saw she wrote an autobiography, it piqued my curiosity, and my expectations were EXTREMELY exceeded. I had no idea she was capable of something this interesting and insightful. The chapters alternate fr...

    hatfield is a story-teller. the first time i really heard "my sister" i cried because i knew i was the older sister who would leave my kid sisters behind and be too fucked up to come through on my promises to take them to all-ages shows. i think i heard the song on daria and then d...

    I had the pleasure of speaking to Juliana Hatfield briefly while she was promoting the Beautiful Creature/Juliana's Pony: Total System Failure albums. She was doing a string of in-stores for Newbury Comics and I happened to be working at one at the time. I wasn't a fan of her music ...

    Juliana Hatfield has always been one of my favorite musicians, whom I've followed religiously for almost two decades (she, along with Tori Amos and Liz Phair, made up the triad of my pre-teen obsession. The latter two declined significantly in their personal appeal to me, while Juliana...

    This is not a well-written book. There are a lot of details about Juliana's meals while on tour or mundane conversations that just don't add anything. Get this girl an editor! There are definitely a lot of interesting details as well, although names were changed or not mentioned when...

    I listened to the Blake Babies in college and thought they were the one of the best alternative bands back then and still do. I kept following Hatfield after she split to start a solo career. I was always enchanted with her lyrics and voice. The book further opened her personality and ...

    Realistic view about life on the road, touring with a band---travel, grumpiness, eating, cheap places to stay etc...realistic, but not that interesting. The background of her times in various places in her life, her family and musical lessons in life brought this book up by a star ...

    If you have kids and they think they want to be in a band or be a pop singer but you think it's a terrible idea, get them this book. ...

  • Chriso
    Nov 04, 2013

    i'm sorry, i really didn't like this. if we are being honest, i have to admit that i've never really been into juliana hatfield's music, but i guess i have respected the fact that she has continued to do her thing for a good long time. plus, she is a boston musician, & i like to re...

    I tried to snag a free copy of this last weekend, but the Wiley sales rep at the trade show I was at obviously saw through my disguise of mature, gray-haired reflection and took me for the slobbering girl-rock fanboy I am. Not even proclaiming my eternal love for Juliana's 1992 classic...

    Ok so it wasn't Just Kids, but I really enjoyed it and I felt like I got to know and appreciate Juliana a bit more by just spending time with her. It's imperfect, but that's kind of the point, she is imperfect, troubled, uncomfortable and moody, but y'know what, she wrote Backseat so i...

    The good. I?ve always liked Juliana?s music because I found it easy for me to relate to. Really, we seem pretty similar in a lot of ways. Occasionally crippling shyness, awkwardness in groups and parties, chronic depression, vegetarians, we feel the same way about the Replacemen...

    I just finished this book today and found it inspiring, engrossing, confounding, frustrating and highly relatable. Juliana Hatfield has always been a polarizing figure and has never shied away baring her soul, contradictions and all, for everyone to hear or see. The memoir is half tour...

  • David
    Feb 16, 2009

    i'm sorry, i really didn't like this. if we are being honest, i have to admit that i've never really been into juliana hatfield's music, but i guess i have respected the fact that she has continued to do her thing for a good long time. plus, she is a boston musician, & i like to re...

    I tried to snag a free copy of this last weekend, but the Wiley sales rep at the trade show I was at obviously saw through my disguise of mature, gray-haired reflection and took me for the slobbering girl-rock fanboy I am. Not even proclaiming my eternal love for Juliana's 1992 classic...

    Ok so it wasn't Just Kids, but I really enjoyed it and I felt like I got to know and appreciate Juliana a bit more by just spending time with her. It's imperfect, but that's kind of the point, she is imperfect, troubled, uncomfortable and moody, but y'know what, she wrote Backseat so i...

    The good. I?ve always liked Juliana?s music because I found it easy for me to relate to. Really, we seem pretty similar in a lot of ways. Occasionally crippling shyness, awkwardness in groups and parties, chronic depression, vegetarians, we feel the same way about the Replacemen...

    I just finished this book today and found it inspiring, engrossing, confounding, frustrating and highly relatable. Juliana Hatfield has always been a polarizing figure and has never shied away baring her soul, contradictions and all, for everyone to hear or see. The memoir is half tour...

    So I'm not her biggest fan, I only have the "Become What You Are" album, but when I saw she wrote an autobiography, it piqued my curiosity, and my expectations were EXTREMELY exceeded. I had no idea she was capable of something this interesting and insightful. The chapters alternate fr...

    hatfield is a story-teller. the first time i really heard "my sister" i cried because i knew i was the older sister who would leave my kid sisters behind and be too fucked up to come through on my promises to take them to all-ages shows. i think i heard the song on daria and then d...

    I had the pleasure of speaking to Juliana Hatfield briefly while she was promoting the Beautiful Creature/Juliana's Pony: Total System Failure albums. She was doing a string of in-stores for Newbury Comics and I happened to be working at one at the time. I wasn't a fan of her music ...

  • Laurel Beth
    Mar 26, 2012

    i'm sorry, i really didn't like this. if we are being honest, i have to admit that i've never really been into juliana hatfield's music, but i guess i have respected the fact that she has continued to do her thing for a good long time. plus, she is a boston musician, & i like to re...

    I tried to snag a free copy of this last weekend, but the Wiley sales rep at the trade show I was at obviously saw through my disguise of mature, gray-haired reflection and took me for the slobbering girl-rock fanboy I am. Not even proclaiming my eternal love for Juliana's 1992 classic...

    Ok so it wasn't Just Kids, but I really enjoyed it and I felt like I got to know and appreciate Juliana a bit more by just spending time with her. It's imperfect, but that's kind of the point, she is imperfect, troubled, uncomfortable and moody, but y'know what, she wrote Backseat so i...

    The good. I?ve always liked Juliana?s music because I found it easy for me to relate to. Really, we seem pretty similar in a lot of ways. Occasionally crippling shyness, awkwardness in groups and parties, chronic depression, vegetarians, we feel the same way about the Replacemen...

    I just finished this book today and found it inspiring, engrossing, confounding, frustrating and highly relatable. Juliana Hatfield has always been a polarizing figure and has never shied away baring her soul, contradictions and all, for everyone to hear or see. The memoir is half tour...

    So I'm not her biggest fan, I only have the "Become What You Are" album, but when I saw she wrote an autobiography, it piqued my curiosity, and my expectations were EXTREMELY exceeded. I had no idea she was capable of something this interesting and insightful. The chapters alternate fr...

    hatfield is a story-teller. the first time i really heard "my sister" i cried because i knew i was the older sister who would leave my kid sisters behind and be too fucked up to come through on my promises to take them to all-ages shows. i think i heard the song on daria and then d...

  • frazzledsoul
    Jun 18, 2011

    i'm sorry, i really didn't like this. if we are being honest, i have to admit that i've never really been into juliana hatfield's music, but i guess i have respected the fact that she has continued to do her thing for a good long time. plus, she is a boston musician, & i like to re...

    I tried to snag a free copy of this last weekend, but the Wiley sales rep at the trade show I was at obviously saw through my disguise of mature, gray-haired reflection and took me for the slobbering girl-rock fanboy I am. Not even proclaiming my eternal love for Juliana's 1992 classic...

    Ok so it wasn't Just Kids, but I really enjoyed it and I felt like I got to know and appreciate Juliana a bit more by just spending time with her. It's imperfect, but that's kind of the point, she is imperfect, troubled, uncomfortable and moody, but y'know what, she wrote Backseat so i...

    The good. I?ve always liked Juliana?s music because I found it easy for me to relate to. Really, we seem pretty similar in a lot of ways. Occasionally crippling shyness, awkwardness in groups and parties, chronic depression, vegetarians, we feel the same way about the Replacemen...

    I just finished this book today and found it inspiring, engrossing, confounding, frustrating and highly relatable. Juliana Hatfield has always been a polarizing figure and has never shied away baring her soul, contradictions and all, for everyone to hear or see. The memoir is half tour...

    So I'm not her biggest fan, I only have the "Become What You Are" album, but when I saw she wrote an autobiography, it piqued my curiosity, and my expectations were EXTREMELY exceeded. I had no idea she was capable of something this interesting and insightful. The chapters alternate fr...

    hatfield is a story-teller. the first time i really heard "my sister" i cried because i knew i was the older sister who would leave my kid sisters behind and be too fucked up to come through on my promises to take them to all-ages shows. i think i heard the song on daria and then d...

    I had the pleasure of speaking to Juliana Hatfield briefly while she was promoting the Beautiful Creature/Juliana's Pony: Total System Failure albums. She was doing a string of in-stores for Newbury Comics and I happened to be working at one at the time. I wasn't a fan of her music ...

    Juliana Hatfield has always been one of my favorite musicians, whom I've followed religiously for almost two decades (she, along with Tori Amos and Liz Phair, made up the triad of my pre-teen obsession. The latter two declined significantly in their personal appeal to me, while Juliana...

    This is not a well-written book. There are a lot of details about Juliana's meals while on tour or mundane conversations that just don't add anything. Get this girl an editor! There are definitely a lot of interesting details as well, although names were changed or not mentioned when...

    I listened to the Blake Babies in college and thought they were the one of the best alternative bands back then and still do. I kept following Hatfield after she split to start a solo career. I was always enchanted with her lyrics and voice. The book further opened her personality and ...

    Realistic view about life on the road, touring with a band---travel, grumpiness, eating, cheap places to stay etc...realistic, but not that interesting. The background of her times in various places in her life, her family and musical lessons in life brought this book up by a star ...

    If you have kids and they think they want to be in a band or be a pop singer but you think it's a terrible idea, get them this book. ...

    Great read. I love Juliana Hatfield. So proud of her for putting down her feelings and her stories to paper. It was great getting to know the artist and it is truely one of the only books by musicians/bands that does not BS you about life on the road. I interview a number of bands and ...

    A little bit out of date and the self-pitying tone grates at times, but still an interesting insight into life on the road when your music career hasn't really reached the heights you had hoped for. ...

    I'll admit it: I'm an obsessive Juliana Hatfield fan. When I was a kid, of course I--the super-cool grunge and metal dude I thought I was--made fun of "My Sister," and then she kinda disappeared, and I forgot about her. In 2001, a friend recommended 2000's Beautiful Creature, which is ...

    I've been a fan of Juliana Hatfield for 16 years. In fact, I think discovering her music when I was 14 really shaped my identity in a lot of ways. It was at that point that I discovered that I didn't have to struggle to fit in and be the perfect Southern belle that my family and friend...

  • Kristina
    Dec 15, 2011

    i'm sorry, i really didn't like this. if we are being honest, i have to admit that i've never really been into juliana hatfield's music, but i guess i have respected the fact that she has continued to do her thing for a good long time. plus, she is a boston musician, & i like to re...

    I tried to snag a free copy of this last weekend, but the Wiley sales rep at the trade show I was at obviously saw through my disguise of mature, gray-haired reflection and took me for the slobbering girl-rock fanboy I am. Not even proclaiming my eternal love for Juliana's 1992 classic...

    Ok so it wasn't Just Kids, but I really enjoyed it and I felt like I got to know and appreciate Juliana a bit more by just spending time with her. It's imperfect, but that's kind of the point, she is imperfect, troubled, uncomfortable and moody, but y'know what, she wrote Backseat so i...

    The good. I?ve always liked Juliana?s music because I found it easy for me to relate to. Really, we seem pretty similar in a lot of ways. Occasionally crippling shyness, awkwardness in groups and parties, chronic depression, vegetarians, we feel the same way about the Replacemen...

    I just finished this book today and found it inspiring, engrossing, confounding, frustrating and highly relatable. Juliana Hatfield has always been a polarizing figure and has never shied away baring her soul, contradictions and all, for everyone to hear or see. The memoir is half tour...

    So I'm not her biggest fan, I only have the "Become What You Are" album, but when I saw she wrote an autobiography, it piqued my curiosity, and my expectations were EXTREMELY exceeded. I had no idea she was capable of something this interesting and insightful. The chapters alternate fr...

    hatfield is a story-teller. the first time i really heard "my sister" i cried because i knew i was the older sister who would leave my kid sisters behind and be too fucked up to come through on my promises to take them to all-ages shows. i think i heard the song on daria and then d...

    I had the pleasure of speaking to Juliana Hatfield briefly while she was promoting the Beautiful Creature/Juliana's Pony: Total System Failure albums. She was doing a string of in-stores for Newbury Comics and I happened to be working at one at the time. I wasn't a fan of her music ...

    Juliana Hatfield has always been one of my favorite musicians, whom I've followed religiously for almost two decades (she, along with Tori Amos and Liz Phair, made up the triad of my pre-teen obsession. The latter two declined significantly in their personal appeal to me, while Juliana...

    This is not a well-written book. There are a lot of details about Juliana's meals while on tour or mundane conversations that just don't add anything. Get this girl an editor! There are definitely a lot of interesting details as well, although names were changed or not mentioned when...

    I listened to the Blake Babies in college and thought they were the one of the best alternative bands back then and still do. I kept following Hatfield after she split to start a solo career. I was always enchanted with her lyrics and voice. The book further opened her personality and ...

    Realistic view about life on the road, touring with a band---travel, grumpiness, eating, cheap places to stay etc...realistic, but not that interesting. The background of her times in various places in her life, her family and musical lessons in life brought this book up by a star ...

    If you have kids and they think they want to be in a band or be a pop singer but you think it's a terrible idea, get them this book. ...

    Great read. I love Juliana Hatfield. So proud of her for putting down her feelings and her stories to paper. It was great getting to know the artist and it is truely one of the only books by musicians/bands that does not BS you about life on the road. I interview a number of bands and ...

    A little bit out of date and the self-pitying tone grates at times, but still an interesting insight into life on the road when your music career hasn't really reached the heights you had hoped for. ...

    I'll admit it: I'm an obsessive Juliana Hatfield fan. When I was a kid, of course I--the super-cool grunge and metal dude I thought I was--made fun of "My Sister," and then she kinda disappeared, and I forgot about her. In 2001, a friend recommended 2000's Beautiful Creature, which is ...

    I've been a fan of Juliana Hatfield for 16 years. In fact, I think discovering her music when I was 14 really shaped my identity in a lot of ways. It was at that point that I discovered that I didn't have to struggle to fit in and be the perfect Southern belle that my family and friend...

    Self-esteem has never been my thing, and a girl I was dating during a particularly annoying (both to myself and others) downswing said something memorable to me: "If you keep telling me what a loser you are, eventually I'm going to start to believe it." Well, Juliana Hatfield spends a ...

    A summer 2004 tour serves as the backdrop for Juliana Hatfield's memoir. Interspersed with chapters about the tour are recollections from her earlier life, chronicling her troubled family, her early success, and her later professional and personal decline. The chapters that chronicl...

    I developed a major crush on Juliana Hatfield in the early 90's when I first heard her single My Sister, and unlike a lot of the 90's era alterna-rockers I phased through back then, I enjoyed her music more with each new album. When I heard she had written a memoir, I knew I had to che...

    I kept waiting for this book to get good - it didn't. After awhile, it become somewhat of a chore to pick up and read, and it was bothersome how the chapters alternated between Juliana's tour with Some Girls, and pieces of her life. The tour was not terribly interesting to me, although...

    Read in less than 24 hours..another enjoyable memoir from a musician I've recently begun exploring. The tour chronicle doesn't shy away from the less-than-glamorous shitty hotels and dressing rooms, peeing in cups, missed riders, and weird fans, but also celebrates its triumphs and use...

    We get it, Juliana -- you're a person who suffers from insecurity and depression, yet can overcome to be a good musician with equally informed insight into the human condition. Unfortunately, every other chapter about being a "bitch" or "depressed" and never providing any further insig...

    Because I must read every rock musician memoir out there, especially the ones written by women, I slogged through this one. Strengths -- honest, gritty details about how brutal it is to go on tour in a van and play small rock clubs; interesting first-person perspective on how the music...

    I've owned this book since around when it came out in September, but I had kind of been "saving" it. Saving for a time when I needed to feel like I'm not the only awkward, socially inept, introspective, self-sufficient, yet still lonely person out there. Maybe it's just the annoying fa...

    This book is an interest insight into the life and times of a professional musician. As a person who has spent times in bands I found I could relate to some of the content. However, being a musician is definitely not a prerequisite. This book is much more about the experiences of her l...

    I used to LOVE Juliana Hatfield. I remember going to see her play at First Ave. in Minneapolis when I was 16, on her "Become What You Are" tour. It was amazing. I've always had a soft spot for her and her music. I kind of lost track of her and her new music, but I was really excited to...

    This is the most boring autobiography I've ever read! I usually like autobios about musicians and actors but with this one, I found myself skipping over the last few chapters. I agree with the GoodReads reviews that say this is more of a boring tour diary. I got sick of all recollectio...

  • Kristen
    Jul 29, 2011

    i'm sorry, i really didn't like this. if we are being honest, i have to admit that i've never really been into juliana hatfield's music, but i guess i have respected the fact that she has continued to do her thing for a good long time. plus, she is a boston musician, & i like to re...

    I tried to snag a free copy of this last weekend, but the Wiley sales rep at the trade show I was at obviously saw through my disguise of mature, gray-haired reflection and took me for the slobbering girl-rock fanboy I am. Not even proclaiming my eternal love for Juliana's 1992 classic...

    Ok so it wasn't Just Kids, but I really enjoyed it and I felt like I got to know and appreciate Juliana a bit more by just spending time with her. It's imperfect, but that's kind of the point, she is imperfect, troubled, uncomfortable and moody, but y'know what, she wrote Backseat so i...

    The good. I?ve always liked Juliana?s music because I found it easy for me to relate to. Really, we seem pretty similar in a lot of ways. Occasionally crippling shyness, awkwardness in groups and parties, chronic depression, vegetarians, we feel the same way about the Replacemen...

  • Justin
    Nov 25, 2016

    i'm sorry, i really didn't like this. if we are being honest, i have to admit that i've never really been into juliana hatfield's music, but i guess i have respected the fact that she has continued to do her thing for a good long time. plus, she is a boston musician, & i like to re...

    I tried to snag a free copy of this last weekend, but the Wiley sales rep at the trade show I was at obviously saw through my disguise of mature, gray-haired reflection and took me for the slobbering girl-rock fanboy I am. Not even proclaiming my eternal love for Juliana's 1992 classic...

    Ok so it wasn't Just Kids, but I really enjoyed it and I felt like I got to know and appreciate Juliana a bit more by just spending time with her. It's imperfect, but that's kind of the point, she is imperfect, troubled, uncomfortable and moody, but y'know what, she wrote Backseat so i...

    The good. I?ve always liked Juliana?s music because I found it easy for me to relate to. Really, we seem pretty similar in a lot of ways. Occasionally crippling shyness, awkwardness in groups and parties, chronic depression, vegetarians, we feel the same way about the Replacemen...

    I just finished this book today and found it inspiring, engrossing, confounding, frustrating and highly relatable. Juliana Hatfield has always been a polarizing figure and has never shied away baring her soul, contradictions and all, for everyone to hear or see. The memoir is half tour...

    So I'm not her biggest fan, I only have the "Become What You Are" album, but when I saw she wrote an autobiography, it piqued my curiosity, and my expectations were EXTREMELY exceeded. I had no idea she was capable of something this interesting and insightful. The chapters alternate fr...

    hatfield is a story-teller. the first time i really heard "my sister" i cried because i knew i was the older sister who would leave my kid sisters behind and be too fucked up to come through on my promises to take them to all-ages shows. i think i heard the song on daria and then d...

    I had the pleasure of speaking to Juliana Hatfield briefly while she was promoting the Beautiful Creature/Juliana's Pony: Total System Failure albums. She was doing a string of in-stores for Newbury Comics and I happened to be working at one at the time. I wasn't a fan of her music ...

    Juliana Hatfield has always been one of my favorite musicians, whom I've followed religiously for almost two decades (she, along with Tori Amos and Liz Phair, made up the triad of my pre-teen obsession. The latter two declined significantly in their personal appeal to me, while Juliana...

    This is not a well-written book. There are a lot of details about Juliana's meals while on tour or mundane conversations that just don't add anything. Get this girl an editor! There are definitely a lot of interesting details as well, although names were changed or not mentioned when...

    I listened to the Blake Babies in college and thought they were the one of the best alternative bands back then and still do. I kept following Hatfield after she split to start a solo career. I was always enchanted with her lyrics and voice. The book further opened her personality and ...

    Realistic view about life on the road, touring with a band---travel, grumpiness, eating, cheap places to stay etc...realistic, but not that interesting. The background of her times in various places in her life, her family and musical lessons in life brought this book up by a star ...

    If you have kids and they think they want to be in a band or be a pop singer but you think it's a terrible idea, get them this book. ...

    Great read. I love Juliana Hatfield. So proud of her for putting down her feelings and her stories to paper. It was great getting to know the artist and it is truely one of the only books by musicians/bands that does not BS you about life on the road. I interview a number of bands and ...

    A little bit out of date and the self-pitying tone grates at times, but still an interesting insight into life on the road when your music career hasn't really reached the heights you had hoped for. ...

    I'll admit it: I'm an obsessive Juliana Hatfield fan. When I was a kid, of course I--the super-cool grunge and metal dude I thought I was--made fun of "My Sister," and then she kinda disappeared, and I forgot about her. In 2001, a friend recommended 2000's Beautiful Creature, which is ...

    I've been a fan of Juliana Hatfield for 16 years. In fact, I think discovering her music when I was 14 really shaped my identity in a lot of ways. It was at that point that I discovered that I didn't have to struggle to fit in and be the perfect Southern belle that my family and friend...

    Self-esteem has never been my thing, and a girl I was dating during a particularly annoying (both to myself and others) downswing said something memorable to me: "If you keep telling me what a loser you are, eventually I'm going to start to believe it." Well, Juliana Hatfield spends a ...

    A summer 2004 tour serves as the backdrop for Juliana Hatfield's memoir. Interspersed with chapters about the tour are recollections from her earlier life, chronicling her troubled family, her early success, and her later professional and personal decline. The chapters that chronicl...

    I developed a major crush on Juliana Hatfield in the early 90's when I first heard her single My Sister, and unlike a lot of the 90's era alterna-rockers I phased through back then, I enjoyed her music more with each new album. When I heard she had written a memoir, I knew I had to che...

  • Bert
    Apr 24, 2014

    i'm sorry, i really didn't like this. if we are being honest, i have to admit that i've never really been into juliana hatfield's music, but i guess i have respected the fact that she has continued to do her thing for a good long time. plus, she is a boston musician, & i like to re...

    I tried to snag a free copy of this last weekend, but the Wiley sales rep at the trade show I was at obviously saw through my disguise of mature, gray-haired reflection and took me for the slobbering girl-rock fanboy I am. Not even proclaiming my eternal love for Juliana's 1992 classic...

    Ok so it wasn't Just Kids, but I really enjoyed it and I felt like I got to know and appreciate Juliana a bit more by just spending time with her. It's imperfect, but that's kind of the point, she is imperfect, troubled, uncomfortable and moody, but y'know what, she wrote Backseat so i...

  • Patrick
    Feb 09, 2013

    i'm sorry, i really didn't like this. if we are being honest, i have to admit that i've never really been into juliana hatfield's music, but i guess i have respected the fact that she has continued to do her thing for a good long time. plus, she is a boston musician, & i like to re...

    I tried to snag a free copy of this last weekend, but the Wiley sales rep at the trade show I was at obviously saw through my disguise of mature, gray-haired reflection and took me for the slobbering girl-rock fanboy I am. Not even proclaiming my eternal love for Juliana's 1992 classic...

    Ok so it wasn't Just Kids, but I really enjoyed it and I felt like I got to know and appreciate Juliana a bit more by just spending time with her. It's imperfect, but that's kind of the point, she is imperfect, troubled, uncomfortable and moody, but y'know what, she wrote Backseat so i...

    The good. I?ve always liked Juliana?s music because I found it easy for me to relate to. Really, we seem pretty similar in a lot of ways. Occasionally crippling shyness, awkwardness in groups and parties, chronic depression, vegetarians, we feel the same way about the Replacemen...

    I just finished this book today and found it inspiring, engrossing, confounding, frustrating and highly relatable. Juliana Hatfield has always been a polarizing figure and has never shied away baring her soul, contradictions and all, for everyone to hear or see. The memoir is half tour...

    So I'm not her biggest fan, I only have the "Become What You Are" album, but when I saw she wrote an autobiography, it piqued my curiosity, and my expectations were EXTREMELY exceeded. I had no idea she was capable of something this interesting and insightful. The chapters alternate fr...

    hatfield is a story-teller. the first time i really heard "my sister" i cried because i knew i was the older sister who would leave my kid sisters behind and be too fucked up to come through on my promises to take them to all-ages shows. i think i heard the song on daria and then d...

    I had the pleasure of speaking to Juliana Hatfield briefly while she was promoting the Beautiful Creature/Juliana's Pony: Total System Failure albums. She was doing a string of in-stores for Newbury Comics and I happened to be working at one at the time. I wasn't a fan of her music ...

    Juliana Hatfield has always been one of my favorite musicians, whom I've followed religiously for almost two decades (she, along with Tori Amos and Liz Phair, made up the triad of my pre-teen obsession. The latter two declined significantly in their personal appeal to me, while Juliana...

    This is not a well-written book. There are a lot of details about Juliana's meals while on tour or mundane conversations that just don't add anything. Get this girl an editor! There are definitely a lot of interesting details as well, although names were changed or not mentioned when...

    I listened to the Blake Babies in college and thought they were the one of the best alternative bands back then and still do. I kept following Hatfield after she split to start a solo career. I was always enchanted with her lyrics and voice. The book further opened her personality and ...

    Realistic view about life on the road, touring with a band---travel, grumpiness, eating, cheap places to stay etc...realistic, but not that interesting. The background of her times in various places in her life, her family and musical lessons in life brought this book up by a star ...

    If you have kids and they think they want to be in a band or be a pop singer but you think it's a terrible idea, get them this book. ...

    Great read. I love Juliana Hatfield. So proud of her for putting down her feelings and her stories to paper. It was great getting to know the artist and it is truely one of the only books by musicians/bands that does not BS you about life on the road. I interview a number of bands and ...

    A little bit out of date and the self-pitying tone grates at times, but still an interesting insight into life on the road when your music career hasn't really reached the heights you had hoped for. ...

    I'll admit it: I'm an obsessive Juliana Hatfield fan. When I was a kid, of course I--the super-cool grunge and metal dude I thought I was--made fun of "My Sister," and then she kinda disappeared, and I forgot about her. In 2001, a friend recommended 2000's Beautiful Creature, which is ...

    I've been a fan of Juliana Hatfield for 16 years. In fact, I think discovering her music when I was 14 really shaped my identity in a lot of ways. It was at that point that I discovered that I didn't have to struggle to fit in and be the perfect Southern belle that my family and friend...

    Self-esteem has never been my thing, and a girl I was dating during a particularly annoying (both to myself and others) downswing said something memorable to me: "If you keep telling me what a loser you are, eventually I'm going to start to believe it." Well, Juliana Hatfield spends a ...

    A summer 2004 tour serves as the backdrop for Juliana Hatfield's memoir. Interspersed with chapters about the tour are recollections from her earlier life, chronicling her troubled family, her early success, and her later professional and personal decline. The chapters that chronicl...

    I developed a major crush on Juliana Hatfield in the early 90's when I first heard her single My Sister, and unlike a lot of the 90's era alterna-rockers I phased through back then, I enjoyed her music more with each new album. When I heard she had written a memoir, I knew I had to che...

    I kept waiting for this book to get good - it didn't. After awhile, it become somewhat of a chore to pick up and read, and it was bothersome how the chapters alternated between Juliana's tour with Some Girls, and pieces of her life. The tour was not terribly interesting to me, although...

    Read in less than 24 hours..another enjoyable memoir from a musician I've recently begun exploring. The tour chronicle doesn't shy away from the less-than-glamorous shitty hotels and dressing rooms, peeing in cups, missed riders, and weird fans, but also celebrates its triumphs and use...

    We get it, Juliana -- you're a person who suffers from insecurity and depression, yet can overcome to be a good musician with equally informed insight into the human condition. Unfortunately, every other chapter about being a "bitch" or "depressed" and never providing any further insig...

    Because I must read every rock musician memoir out there, especially the ones written by women, I slogged through this one. Strengths -- honest, gritty details about how brutal it is to go on tour in a van and play small rock clubs; interesting first-person perspective on how the music...

    I've owned this book since around when it came out in September, but I had kind of been "saving" it. Saving for a time when I needed to feel like I'm not the only awkward, socially inept, introspective, self-sufficient, yet still lonely person out there. Maybe it's just the annoying fa...

    This book is an interest insight into the life and times of a professional musician. As a person who has spent times in bands I found I could relate to some of the content. However, being a musician is definitely not a prerequisite. This book is much more about the experiences of her l...

  • Eric
    Apr 23, 2012

    i'm sorry, i really didn't like this. if we are being honest, i have to admit that i've never really been into juliana hatfield's music, but i guess i have respected the fact that she has continued to do her thing for a good long time. plus, she is a boston musician, & i like to re...

    I tried to snag a free copy of this last weekend, but the Wiley sales rep at the trade show I was at obviously saw through my disguise of mature, gray-haired reflection and took me for the slobbering girl-rock fanboy I am. Not even proclaiming my eternal love for Juliana's 1992 classic...

    Ok so it wasn't Just Kids, but I really enjoyed it and I felt like I got to know and appreciate Juliana a bit more by just spending time with her. It's imperfect, but that's kind of the point, she is imperfect, troubled, uncomfortable and moody, but y'know what, she wrote Backseat so i...

    The good. I?ve always liked Juliana?s music because I found it easy for me to relate to. Really, we seem pretty similar in a lot of ways. Occasionally crippling shyness, awkwardness in groups and parties, chronic depression, vegetarians, we feel the same way about the Replacemen...

    I just finished this book today and found it inspiring, engrossing, confounding, frustrating and highly relatable. Juliana Hatfield has always been a polarizing figure and has never shied away baring her soul, contradictions and all, for everyone to hear or see. The memoir is half tour...

    So I'm not her biggest fan, I only have the "Become What You Are" album, but when I saw she wrote an autobiography, it piqued my curiosity, and my expectations were EXTREMELY exceeded. I had no idea she was capable of something this interesting and insightful. The chapters alternate fr...

    hatfield is a story-teller. the first time i really heard "my sister" i cried because i knew i was the older sister who would leave my kid sisters behind and be too fucked up to come through on my promises to take them to all-ages shows. i think i heard the song on daria and then d...

    I had the pleasure of speaking to Juliana Hatfield briefly while she was promoting the Beautiful Creature/Juliana's Pony: Total System Failure albums. She was doing a string of in-stores for Newbury Comics and I happened to be working at one at the time. I wasn't a fan of her music ...

    Juliana Hatfield has always been one of my favorite musicians, whom I've followed religiously for almost two decades (she, along with Tori Amos and Liz Phair, made up the triad of my pre-teen obsession. The latter two declined significantly in their personal appeal to me, while Juliana...

    This is not a well-written book. There are a lot of details about Juliana's meals while on tour or mundane conversations that just don't add anything. Get this girl an editor! There are definitely a lot of interesting details as well, although names were changed or not mentioned when...

    I listened to the Blake Babies in college and thought they were the one of the best alternative bands back then and still do. I kept following Hatfield after she split to start a solo career. I was always enchanted with her lyrics and voice. The book further opened her personality and ...

    Realistic view about life on the road, touring with a band---travel, grumpiness, eating, cheap places to stay etc...realistic, but not that interesting. The background of her times in various places in her life, her family and musical lessons in life brought this book up by a star ...

    If you have kids and they think they want to be in a band or be a pop singer but you think it's a terrible idea, get them this book. ...

    Great read. I love Juliana Hatfield. So proud of her for putting down her feelings and her stories to paper. It was great getting to know the artist and it is truely one of the only books by musicians/bands that does not BS you about life on the road. I interview a number of bands and ...

    A little bit out of date and the self-pitying tone grates at times, but still an interesting insight into life on the road when your music career hasn't really reached the heights you had hoped for. ...

    I'll admit it: I'm an obsessive Juliana Hatfield fan. When I was a kid, of course I--the super-cool grunge and metal dude I thought I was--made fun of "My Sister," and then she kinda disappeared, and I forgot about her. In 2001, a friend recommended 2000's Beautiful Creature, which is ...

    I've been a fan of Juliana Hatfield for 16 years. In fact, I think discovering her music when I was 14 really shaped my identity in a lot of ways. It was at that point that I discovered that I didn't have to struggle to fit in and be the perfect Southern belle that my family and friend...

    Self-esteem has never been my thing, and a girl I was dating during a particularly annoying (both to myself and others) downswing said something memorable to me: "If you keep telling me what a loser you are, eventually I'm going to start to believe it." Well, Juliana Hatfield spends a ...

    A summer 2004 tour serves as the backdrop for Juliana Hatfield's memoir. Interspersed with chapters about the tour are recollections from her earlier life, chronicling her troubled family, her early success, and her later professional and personal decline. The chapters that chronicl...

  • D. B.
    May 05, 2012

    i'm sorry, i really didn't like this. if we are being honest, i have to admit that i've never really been into juliana hatfield's music, but i guess i have respected the fact that she has continued to do her thing for a good long time. plus, she is a boston musician, & i like to re...

    I tried to snag a free copy of this last weekend, but the Wiley sales rep at the trade show I was at obviously saw through my disguise of mature, gray-haired reflection and took me for the slobbering girl-rock fanboy I am. Not even proclaiming my eternal love for Juliana's 1992 classic...

    Ok so it wasn't Just Kids, but I really enjoyed it and I felt like I got to know and appreciate Juliana a bit more by just spending time with her. It's imperfect, but that's kind of the point, she is imperfect, troubled, uncomfortable and moody, but y'know what, she wrote Backseat so i...

    The good. I?ve always liked Juliana?s music because I found it easy for me to relate to. Really, we seem pretty similar in a lot of ways. Occasionally crippling shyness, awkwardness in groups and parties, chronic depression, vegetarians, we feel the same way about the Replacemen...

    I just finished this book today and found it inspiring, engrossing, confounding, frustrating and highly relatable. Juliana Hatfield has always been a polarizing figure and has never shied away baring her soul, contradictions and all, for everyone to hear or see. The memoir is half tour...

    So I'm not her biggest fan, I only have the "Become What You Are" album, but when I saw she wrote an autobiography, it piqued my curiosity, and my expectations were EXTREMELY exceeded. I had no idea she was capable of something this interesting and insightful. The chapters alternate fr...

    hatfield is a story-teller. the first time i really heard "my sister" i cried because i knew i was the older sister who would leave my kid sisters behind and be too fucked up to come through on my promises to take them to all-ages shows. i think i heard the song on daria and then d...

    I had the pleasure of speaking to Juliana Hatfield briefly while she was promoting the Beautiful Creature/Juliana's Pony: Total System Failure albums. She was doing a string of in-stores for Newbury Comics and I happened to be working at one at the time. I wasn't a fan of her music ...

    Juliana Hatfield has always been one of my favorite musicians, whom I've followed religiously for almost two decades (she, along with Tori Amos and Liz Phair, made up the triad of my pre-teen obsession. The latter two declined significantly in their personal appeal to me, while Juliana...

    This is not a well-written book. There are a lot of details about Juliana's meals while on tour or mundane conversations that just don't add anything. Get this girl an editor! There are definitely a lot of interesting details as well, although names were changed or not mentioned when...

    I listened to the Blake Babies in college and thought they were the one of the best alternative bands back then and still do. I kept following Hatfield after she split to start a solo career. I was always enchanted with her lyrics and voice. The book further opened her personality and ...

    Realistic view about life on the road, touring with a band---travel, grumpiness, eating, cheap places to stay etc...realistic, but not that interesting. The background of her times in various places in her life, her family and musical lessons in life brought this book up by a star ...

    If you have kids and they think they want to be in a band or be a pop singer but you think it's a terrible idea, get them this book. ...

    Great read. I love Juliana Hatfield. So proud of her for putting down her feelings and her stories to paper. It was great getting to know the artist and it is truely one of the only books by musicians/bands that does not BS you about life on the road. I interview a number of bands and ...

    A little bit out of date and the self-pitying tone grates at times, but still an interesting insight into life on the road when your music career hasn't really reached the heights you had hoped for. ...

    I'll admit it: I'm an obsessive Juliana Hatfield fan. When I was a kid, of course I--the super-cool grunge and metal dude I thought I was--made fun of "My Sister," and then she kinda disappeared, and I forgot about her. In 2001, a friend recommended 2000's Beautiful Creature, which is ...

  • Joe
    Apr 18, 2015

    i'm sorry, i really didn't like this. if we are being honest, i have to admit that i've never really been into juliana hatfield's music, but i guess i have respected the fact that she has continued to do her thing for a good long time. plus, she is a boston musician, & i like to re...

    I tried to snag a free copy of this last weekend, but the Wiley sales rep at the trade show I was at obviously saw through my disguise of mature, gray-haired reflection and took me for the slobbering girl-rock fanboy I am. Not even proclaiming my eternal love for Juliana's 1992 classic...

    Ok so it wasn't Just Kids, but I really enjoyed it and I felt like I got to know and appreciate Juliana a bit more by just spending time with her. It's imperfect, but that's kind of the point, she is imperfect, troubled, uncomfortable and moody, but y'know what, she wrote Backseat so i...

    The good. I?ve always liked Juliana?s music because I found it easy for me to relate to. Really, we seem pretty similar in a lot of ways. Occasionally crippling shyness, awkwardness in groups and parties, chronic depression, vegetarians, we feel the same way about the Replacemen...

    I just finished this book today and found it inspiring, engrossing, confounding, frustrating and highly relatable. Juliana Hatfield has always been a polarizing figure and has never shied away baring her soul, contradictions and all, for everyone to hear or see. The memoir is half tour...

    So I'm not her biggest fan, I only have the "Become What You Are" album, but when I saw she wrote an autobiography, it piqued my curiosity, and my expectations were EXTREMELY exceeded. I had no idea she was capable of something this interesting and insightful. The chapters alternate fr...

    hatfield is a story-teller. the first time i really heard "my sister" i cried because i knew i was the older sister who would leave my kid sisters behind and be too fucked up to come through on my promises to take them to all-ages shows. i think i heard the song on daria and then d...

    I had the pleasure of speaking to Juliana Hatfield briefly while she was promoting the Beautiful Creature/Juliana's Pony: Total System Failure albums. She was doing a string of in-stores for Newbury Comics and I happened to be working at one at the time. I wasn't a fan of her music ...

    Juliana Hatfield has always been one of my favorite musicians, whom I've followed religiously for almost two decades (she, along with Tori Amos and Liz Phair, made up the triad of my pre-teen obsession. The latter two declined significantly in their personal appeal to me, while Juliana...

    This is not a well-written book. There are a lot of details about Juliana's meals while on tour or mundane conversations that just don't add anything. Get this girl an editor! There are definitely a lot of interesting details as well, although names were changed or not mentioned when...

    I listened to the Blake Babies in college and thought they were the one of the best alternative bands back then and still do. I kept following Hatfield after she split to start a solo career. I was always enchanted with her lyrics and voice. The book further opened her personality and ...

    Realistic view about life on the road, touring with a band---travel, grumpiness, eating, cheap places to stay etc...realistic, but not that interesting. The background of her times in various places in her life, her family and musical lessons in life brought this book up by a star ...

    If you have kids and they think they want to be in a band or be a pop singer but you think it's a terrible idea, get them this book. ...

    Great read. I love Juliana Hatfield. So proud of her for putting down her feelings and her stories to paper. It was great getting to know the artist and it is truely one of the only books by musicians/bands that does not BS you about life on the road. I interview a number of bands and ...

    A little bit out of date and the self-pitying tone grates at times, but still an interesting insight into life on the road when your music career hasn't really reached the heights you had hoped for. ...

    I'll admit it: I'm an obsessive Juliana Hatfield fan. When I was a kid, of course I--the super-cool grunge and metal dude I thought I was--made fun of "My Sister," and then she kinda disappeared, and I forgot about her. In 2001, a friend recommended 2000's Beautiful Creature, which is ...

    I've been a fan of Juliana Hatfield for 16 years. In fact, I think discovering her music when I was 14 really shaped my identity in a lot of ways. It was at that point that I discovered that I didn't have to struggle to fit in and be the perfect Southern belle that my family and friend...

    Self-esteem has never been my thing, and a girl I was dating during a particularly annoying (both to myself and others) downswing said something memorable to me: "If you keep telling me what a loser you are, eventually I'm going to start to believe it." Well, Juliana Hatfield spends a ...

    A summer 2004 tour serves as the backdrop for Juliana Hatfield's memoir. Interspersed with chapters about the tour are recollections from her earlier life, chronicling her troubled family, her early success, and her later professional and personal decline. The chapters that chronicl...

    I developed a major crush on Juliana Hatfield in the early 90's when I first heard her single My Sister, and unlike a lot of the 90's era alterna-rockers I phased through back then, I enjoyed her music more with each new album. When I heard she had written a memoir, I knew I had to che...

    I kept waiting for this book to get good - it didn't. After awhile, it become somewhat of a chore to pick up and read, and it was bothersome how the chapters alternated between Juliana's tour with Some Girls, and pieces of her life. The tour was not terribly interesting to me, although...

    Read in less than 24 hours..another enjoyable memoir from a musician I've recently begun exploring. The tour chronicle doesn't shy away from the less-than-glamorous shitty hotels and dressing rooms, peeing in cups, missed riders, and weird fans, but also celebrates its triumphs and use...

  • Clifford
    Aug 22, 2017

    i'm sorry, i really didn't like this. if we are being honest, i have to admit that i've never really been into juliana hatfield's music, but i guess i have respected the fact that she has continued to do her thing for a good long time. plus, she is a boston musician, & i like to re...

    I tried to snag a free copy of this last weekend, but the Wiley sales rep at the trade show I was at obviously saw through my disguise of mature, gray-haired reflection and took me for the slobbering girl-rock fanboy I am. Not even proclaiming my eternal love for Juliana's 1992 classic...

    Ok so it wasn't Just Kids, but I really enjoyed it and I felt like I got to know and appreciate Juliana a bit more by just spending time with her. It's imperfect, but that's kind of the point, she is imperfect, troubled, uncomfortable and moody, but y'know what, she wrote Backseat so i...

    The good. I?ve always liked Juliana?s music because I found it easy for me to relate to. Really, we seem pretty similar in a lot of ways. Occasionally crippling shyness, awkwardness in groups and parties, chronic depression, vegetarians, we feel the same way about the Replacemen...

    I just finished this book today and found it inspiring, engrossing, confounding, frustrating and highly relatable. Juliana Hatfield has always been a polarizing figure and has never shied away baring her soul, contradictions and all, for everyone to hear or see. The memoir is half tour...

    So I'm not her biggest fan, I only have the "Become What You Are" album, but when I saw she wrote an autobiography, it piqued my curiosity, and my expectations were EXTREMELY exceeded. I had no idea she was capable of something this interesting and insightful. The chapters alternate fr...

    hatfield is a story-teller. the first time i really heard "my sister" i cried because i knew i was the older sister who would leave my kid sisters behind and be too fucked up to come through on my promises to take them to all-ages shows. i think i heard the song on daria and then d...

    I had the pleasure of speaking to Juliana Hatfield briefly while she was promoting the Beautiful Creature/Juliana's Pony: Total System Failure albums. She was doing a string of in-stores for Newbury Comics and I happened to be working at one at the time. I wasn't a fan of her music ...

    Juliana Hatfield has always been one of my favorite musicians, whom I've followed religiously for almost two decades (she, along with Tori Amos and Liz Phair, made up the triad of my pre-teen obsession. The latter two declined significantly in their personal appeal to me, while Juliana...

    This is not a well-written book. There are a lot of details about Juliana's meals while on tour or mundane conversations that just don't add anything. Get this girl an editor! There are definitely a lot of interesting details as well, although names were changed or not mentioned when...

    I listened to the Blake Babies in college and thought they were the one of the best alternative bands back then and still do. I kept following Hatfield after she split to start a solo career. I was always enchanted with her lyrics and voice. The book further opened her personality and ...

    Realistic view about life on the road, touring with a band---travel, grumpiness, eating, cheap places to stay etc...realistic, but not that interesting. The background of her times in various places in her life, her family and musical lessons in life brought this book up by a star ...

    If you have kids and they think they want to be in a band or be a pop singer but you think it's a terrible idea, get them this book. ...

    Great read. I love Juliana Hatfield. So proud of her for putting down her feelings and her stories to paper. It was great getting to know the artist and it is truely one of the only books by musicians/bands that does not BS you about life on the road. I interview a number of bands and ...

  • Will White
    Mar 23, 2015

    i'm sorry, i really didn't like this. if we are being honest, i have to admit that i've never really been into juliana hatfield's music, but i guess i have respected the fact that she has continued to do her thing for a good long time. plus, she is a boston musician, & i like to re...

    I tried to snag a free copy of this last weekend, but the Wiley sales rep at the trade show I was at obviously saw through my disguise of mature, gray-haired reflection and took me for the slobbering girl-rock fanboy I am. Not even proclaiming my eternal love for Juliana's 1992 classic...

    Ok so it wasn't Just Kids, but I really enjoyed it and I felt like I got to know and appreciate Juliana a bit more by just spending time with her. It's imperfect, but that's kind of the point, she is imperfect, troubled, uncomfortable and moody, but y'know what, she wrote Backseat so i...

    The good. I?ve always liked Juliana?s music because I found it easy for me to relate to. Really, we seem pretty similar in a lot of ways. Occasionally crippling shyness, awkwardness in groups and parties, chronic depression, vegetarians, we feel the same way about the Replacemen...

    I just finished this book today and found it inspiring, engrossing, confounding, frustrating and highly relatable. Juliana Hatfield has always been a polarizing figure and has never shied away baring her soul, contradictions and all, for everyone to hear or see. The memoir is half tour...

    So I'm not her biggest fan, I only have the "Become What You Are" album, but when I saw she wrote an autobiography, it piqued my curiosity, and my expectations were EXTREMELY exceeded. I had no idea she was capable of something this interesting and insightful. The chapters alternate fr...

    hatfield is a story-teller. the first time i really heard "my sister" i cried because i knew i was the older sister who would leave my kid sisters behind and be too fucked up to come through on my promises to take them to all-ages shows. i think i heard the song on daria and then d...

    I had the pleasure of speaking to Juliana Hatfield briefly while she was promoting the Beautiful Creature/Juliana's Pony: Total System Failure albums. She was doing a string of in-stores for Newbury Comics and I happened to be working at one at the time. I wasn't a fan of her music ...

    Juliana Hatfield has always been one of my favorite musicians, whom I've followed religiously for almost two decades (she, along with Tori Amos and Liz Phair, made up the triad of my pre-teen obsession. The latter two declined significantly in their personal appeal to me, while Juliana...

    This is not a well-written book. There are a lot of details about Juliana's meals while on tour or mundane conversations that just don't add anything. Get this girl an editor! There are definitely a lot of interesting details as well, although names were changed or not mentioned when...

    I listened to the Blake Babies in college and thought they were the one of the best alternative bands back then and still do. I kept following Hatfield after she split to start a solo career. I was always enchanted with her lyrics and voice. The book further opened her personality and ...

  • Richard O'Hagan
    Aug 15, 2018

    i'm sorry, i really didn't like this. if we are being honest, i have to admit that i've never really been into juliana hatfield's music, but i guess i have respected the fact that she has continued to do her thing for a good long time. plus, she is a boston musician, & i like to re...

    I tried to snag a free copy of this last weekend, but the Wiley sales rep at the trade show I was at obviously saw through my disguise of mature, gray-haired reflection and took me for the slobbering girl-rock fanboy I am. Not even proclaiming my eternal love for Juliana's 1992 classic...

    Ok so it wasn't Just Kids, but I really enjoyed it and I felt like I got to know and appreciate Juliana a bit more by just spending time with her. It's imperfect, but that's kind of the point, she is imperfect, troubled, uncomfortable and moody, but y'know what, she wrote Backseat so i...

    The good. I?ve always liked Juliana?s music because I found it easy for me to relate to. Really, we seem pretty similar in a lot of ways. Occasionally crippling shyness, awkwardness in groups and parties, chronic depression, vegetarians, we feel the same way about the Replacemen...

    I just finished this book today and found it inspiring, engrossing, confounding, frustrating and highly relatable. Juliana Hatfield has always been a polarizing figure and has never shied away baring her soul, contradictions and all, for everyone to hear or see. The memoir is half tour...

    So I'm not her biggest fan, I only have the "Become What You Are" album, but when I saw she wrote an autobiography, it piqued my curiosity, and my expectations were EXTREMELY exceeded. I had no idea she was capable of something this interesting and insightful. The chapters alternate fr...

    hatfield is a story-teller. the first time i really heard "my sister" i cried because i knew i was the older sister who would leave my kid sisters behind and be too fucked up to come through on my promises to take them to all-ages shows. i think i heard the song on daria and then d...

    I had the pleasure of speaking to Juliana Hatfield briefly while she was promoting the Beautiful Creature/Juliana's Pony: Total System Failure albums. She was doing a string of in-stores for Newbury Comics and I happened to be working at one at the time. I wasn't a fan of her music ...

    Juliana Hatfield has always been one of my favorite musicians, whom I've followed religiously for almost two decades (she, along with Tori Amos and Liz Phair, made up the triad of my pre-teen obsession. The latter two declined significantly in their personal appeal to me, while Juliana...

    This is not a well-written book. There are a lot of details about Juliana's meals while on tour or mundane conversations that just don't add anything. Get this girl an editor! There are definitely a lot of interesting details as well, although names were changed or not mentioned when...

    I listened to the Blake Babies in college and thought they were the one of the best alternative bands back then and still do. I kept following Hatfield after she split to start a solo career. I was always enchanted with her lyrics and voice. The book further opened her personality and ...

    Realistic view about life on the road, touring with a band---travel, grumpiness, eating, cheap places to stay etc...realistic, but not that interesting. The background of her times in various places in her life, her family and musical lessons in life brought this book up by a star ...

    If you have kids and they think they want to be in a band or be a pop singer but you think it's a terrible idea, get them this book. ...

    Great read. I love Juliana Hatfield. So proud of her for putting down her feelings and her stories to paper. It was great getting to know the artist and it is truely one of the only books by musicians/bands that does not BS you about life on the road. I interview a number of bands and ...

    A little bit out of date and the self-pitying tone grates at times, but still an interesting insight into life on the road when your music career hasn't really reached the heights you had hoped for. ...