Rule-Breaker Babes & Rock Scribes Book Bash
book release, signing, and performance
Friday, April 21, 7-10 PM
Join LA’s rocking-est ladies for this book signing party featuring readings, stories & fun!
Heidi Richman (FutureContentLLC)
Michele Raphael (Angels Flight • literary west)
LIVE ACOUSTIC MUSIC SETS by Beck Black and Ruby Friedman!!!
Signature “Rule-Breaker” cocktails by Sino Tequila.
Lina Lecaro signs Never Mind The Rules
Vicky Hamilton signs Appetite For Dysfunction
Never Mind the Rules is your alternative to the barrage of cookie-cutter self-help relationship books geared towards a set of rules that are intended to work for ‘everyone.’ This is a frank, honest, sexy and racy dating guide that helps you write YOUR own rules by getting REAL with yourself. It is written with a unique rock n’ roll angle that music fans can enjoy.
While doing the research for Never Mind the Rules, we interviewed reputable therapists, rock star chicks, housewives, journalists, polyamorous couples, swingers, and best-selling author Neil Straus (who wrote the controversial book The Game) who turned out to be a huge inspiration; and lastly even men we dated (gay & straight)!
We reveal personal dating horror stories, successful dating stories, wild and romantic anecdotes, and the world of sexual fetishes. We hope you will laugh and cry with us like we do when we watch Sex & The City, Girls, or Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce.
“Never Mind the Rules: How to Rock at Love is a portmanteau that combines the Sex Pistols’ Never Mind the Bollocks and Nirvana’s Nevermind with The Rules: (a 1995 self-help publication that effectively set back feminism 40 years by promoting game-playing to land a husband). Unlike The Rules, this book and its namesake get-together are all about encouraging women to be themselves, without worrying about how to snag a dude” – LA Weekly
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Susan Hyatt is currently enrolled in post-graduate studies in psychology for Masters of Marriage and Family Therapy licensing, and is devoted to empowering women. She is an American singer/songwriter, former UK talk show host, and an NASM certified fitness trainer (Susan Hyatt’s Rockstar Workout – an Amazon bestseller). Susan has written and recorded over 150 love songs and published 6 albums for her bands Pillbox, Stimulator, and most recently Sirens of Soho.
Lina Lecaro is a published author, journalist, photographer, and web radio personality based in Los Angeles, California. She has been likened to an LA version of both the Candace Bushnell Sex and the City writer/character Carrie Bradshaw and The Village Voice’s sassy scribe Michael Musto. Lina has interviewed an impressive array of rockstars and celebs such as Jimmy Page, Keith Richards, Courtney Love, Gene Simmons, Adam Lambert, Marilyn Manson, Johnny Rotten, Siouxsie Sioux, Shirley Manson and many more. While her work on Never Mind the Rules marked a new, more personal direction for her subject matter-wise, music and its significance to her life and all our lives will always be front and center.
Never Mind the Rules
by Susan Hyatt & Lena Lecaro
Published by Generation X Media
ISBN # 978-0692867716
6 x 9 x .6 in. | Soft Cover. Pages: 244
Shipping weight: 12.8 oz.
Self Help | Relationships
Appetite For Dysfunction is the self-exploratory journey of a small town girl who risks everything by dropping out of art school, leaving behind the safety of loved ones and small town values, and making her way to Hollywood. When Vicky Hamilton arrived, she landed a job as a mere record store clerk, to then miraculously find herself deep in the trenches of an unscrupulous, male dominated, music entertainment business, and blossomed into Hollywood’s most controversial A&R woman and band manager. Vicky followed her dream and achieved it. She became the top female record company executive and personal band manager. Only to reach her aspirations while working with Guns N’ Roses, to then take on the most coveted A&R position to date at Geffen Records, under David Geffen himself. It was common knowledge, that while David Geffen was relaxing at his Malibu beach house, Hamilton was busy scouring dark clubs for talent. Doing the kind of legwork many larger record labels had gotten away from.
Appetite For Dysfunction is the first time Vicky candidly speaks out about the life she lived on the front lines, deep in the heartless world of the music business. Hamilton brings to this book her unbiased observations and shrewd glimpses about who these rock stars and executives are at the core of their beings, and about herself, as well. She expresses her gratitude for her historic past and her accomplishments, as well as her own shortcomings along the way. She shares her victories, her mistakes, the horror stories, and her dark comedic approach to “making it” in the entertainment business. Even while getting her heart broken on many occasions, leading to some cataclysmic breakdowns, Vicky battles to hang on to her integrity. Painfully taking the highroad, as she loses her job at Capitol Records, while facing eviction and a phone that suddenly stopped ringing, Vicky holds her head high, humbly reinvents herself, and literally, goes on with the show.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Vicky Hamilton is a long time Grammy Award-Winning music industry executive and personal manager, frequently featured on VH-1, Biography Channel and BBC. She is considered one of the most successful female music executives in the industry. Pull down the safety bar, Appetite For Dysfunction is a wild and exhilarating ride.
Appetite for Dysfunction
by Vicky Hamilton
Published by the author
ISBN # 978-0996966221
6 x 9 x .8 in. | Soft Cover. Pages: 360
Shipping weight: 1.2 lbs.
Biographies | Memoirs | Music
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