(It took me so long to write about The Emperorâ€™s Children that I am a little behind on writing about some of my other books as well. Donâ€™t ask me why I have to write about them in order. I just do.)
This was an enjoyable read. Jancee Dunn is a contributing editor at Rolling Stone, and this is the story of how she got that job, what it was like to live the rock â€˜nâ€™ roll lifestyle, and some of her more memorable interviews. It wasnâ€™t a life-changing book, but I liked her stories of interviewing Madonna and Dolly Parton and Ben Affleck and Barry White and Loretta Lynn and Brad Pitt (I couldnâ€™t choose a favorite, so I just listed all the ones I remember off the top of my head). She was funny and self-deprecating, and the book kind of made me wish I didnâ€™t hate Rolling Stone so much. All in all, a fun book, especially if you are interested in music writing or the cult of celebrity (and, hello, I read Entertainment Weekly cover to cover every week, so I am definitely not pointing fingers when I say that). Iâ€™m glad I put it on my list, and Iâ€™m even more glad that I finally got around to reading it.