Alan Paul




Astrid
3 books | 30 friends

Ryne Be...
31 books | 93 friends

Tom Carter
1,330 books | 394 friends

Annemar...
863 books | 224 friends

Ira Rob...
1 book | 222 friends

Sarah
149 books | 37 friends

Liz Tal...
73 books | 49 friends

Stephanie
242 books | 28 friends

More friends…



Alan Paul

Goodreads Author


url

born
in Anchorage, Alaska, The United States
gender
male

website

twitter username

genre

influences

member since
March 2012


About this author

Alan Paul is a senior writer for Guitar World magazine and has interviewed the members of the Allman Brothers Band hundreds of times. No one has written more frequently about the band.

He is the author of Big in China: My Unlikely Adventures Raising a Family, Playing the Blues, and Becoming a Star in Beijing (Harper), which is currently being developed as a film by Ivan Reitman's Montecito Pictures.

Big in China is a memoir about raising three American children in Beijing and the unlikely success of his Chinese blues band, Woodie Alan. He lives with his family in Maplewood, New Jersey.


My friend Jay Blakesberg has a great new bookGuitars That Jam: Portraits of the World’s Most Storied Rock Guitars. It features a Forweord by Warren Haynes and pictures and the stories behind. Here is a sampling of the goodies therein.


There are a few limited editions left. Only 150 were made. The limited edition is signed by both Jay and Warren, comes in a beautiful hand-made clamshell box and a...

Read more of this blog post »
Like  •  0 comments  •  flag
Published on May 20, 2015 04:03 • 2 views
Average rating: 3.85 · 833 ratings · 166 reviews · 7 distinct works · Similar authors
Big in China: My Unlikely A...
3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 387 ratings — published 2011 — 8 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
One Way Out: The Inside His...
by
4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 360 ratings — published 2012 — 9 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Positive thinking Quotes: 1...
2.5 of 5 stars 2.50 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2014
Rate this book
Clear rating
Basketball Allstars
by
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2000 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Unsavory Elements: Stories ...
by
3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 83 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Solar Hot Water Fundamental...
by
0.0 of 5 stars 0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 2011
Rate this book
Clear rating
Developing Information Syst...
by
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2014 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Alan Paul…

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Dog Soldiers
Alan Paul is currently reading
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
Blues & Chaos: Th...
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
Telegraph Avenue
Alan Paul is currently reading
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 

Alan's Recent Updates

Alan Paul wrote a new blog post
Warren Haynes has announced the details for Ashes and Dust, his new album with Railroad Earth, due out July 24 onConcord Record.
I visited Warren in... Read more of this blog post »
Alan Paul is currently reading
Dog Soldiers by Robert Stone
Rate this book
Clear rating
Alan Paul rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Way Home by George Pelecanos
The Way Home
by George Pelecanos
read in January, 2015
Rate this book
Clear rating
Not his finest work by any means but I always enjoy reading Pelacanos. As always, great villains. .
Alan Paul is currently reading
The Way Home by George Pelecanos
Rate this book
Clear rating
Alan Paul is currently reading
Blues & Chaos by Robert Palmer
Rate this book
Clear rating
Alan Paul rated a book 2 of 5 stars
Willin' by Ben Fong-Torres
Rate this book
Clear rating
Alan Paul wants to read
Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
Rate this book
Clear rating
Alan Paul rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Family Life by Akhil Sharma
Rate this book
Clear rating
Well written and at times very moving but ultimately pretty mediocre and the lavish praise is rather surprising. Some really nice insights into family life and tensions and immigrant experiences but everything is so very flat and the last chapter sor ...more
Alan Paul rated a book 5 of 5 stars
The Virgins by Pamela Erens
The Virgins
by Pamela Erens (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2014
Rate this book
Clear rating
This is a great book. Haunting, evocative, thought provoking, moving. Way more than a prep school novel. Highly recommended.
Big in China by Alan Paul
" Thank you very much. "
More of Alan's books…
“I’ll give it a year. I’ll go out and play these clubs and then I’ll go on to college.’ But after a year, I was so far in debt from trying to buy amps and guitars and everything else, that I had to do another year.”
Alan Paul, One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band

“Together we gazed out over corkscrew switchbacks cut through a barren, rocky landscape stretching to the horizon. It was simultaneously awesome and insane to be in this spot as a family, though, for a flicker of an instant, the lone explorer in me longed to be out there alone with just a 4x4.”
Alan Paul, Unsavory Elements: Stories of Foreigners on the Loose in China

“Late in 1967, still struggling to write a keeper song, Allman found himself sitting in a room in Pensacola’s Evergreen Motel, holding Duane’s guitar, which was tuned to open E. “I picked up the guitar and didn’t know it was natural-tuned,” Allman recalls. “I just started strumming it and hit these beautiful chords. It was just open strings, then an E shape first fret, then moved to the second fret. This is a great example of the way different tunings can open up different roads to you as a songwriter.”
Alan Paul, One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
China: Record-breaking Reddit AMA for 'Unsavory Elements'! Here's the transcript: 1 7 Dec 08, 2013 07:45AM  
China Book Club: 'Unsavory' group AMA on Reddit breaks record! 1 14 Dec 08, 2013 07:50AM  
Essential CHINA: Unsavory Elements AMA breaks Reddit record! Read the transcript: 2 10 Dec 08, 2013 09:06AM  
Around the World ...: China 45 501 Apr 25, 2015 09:13PM  
Around the World ...: Free and Cheap E-Books 610 5046 May 14, 2015 12:10PM  
220 Goodreads Librarians Group — 50122 members — last activity 18 minutes ago
A place where all Goodreads members can work together to improve the Goodreads book catalog. Non-librarians are welcome to join the group as well, to ...more



No comments have been added yet.