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Sweet Demotion: How an Almost Famous Rock Journalist Lost Everything and Found Himself (Almost)

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In his first book, Life on Planet Rock, author Lonn Friend shared his ringside view of rock's decade of decadence. Now, in Sweet Demotion, the veteran rock scribe takes off the gloves and battles himself. Lonn was enjoying a six-figure multi-media career in 1998 when, at the end of a four-year run as a record company VP, he was "bitch slapped by the Universe"; his professi ...more
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Published April 26th 2011 by Authorhouse (first published April 14th 2011)
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Mark Carras
My favorite part of the book is still when Lonn crosses paths with a young child musician on a train. The child is from Romania if I remember correctly. He is poor and playing to make money to bring home to his family. The book is full of experiences that will connect with the reader, but this is the one that connected the most with me.

The book ends with a bit of a crescendo. Lonn tried to help a friend named Steven Tyler (yes, that Steven Tyler) with his own book. It was interesting to read th
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Billy White
Loved it, Lonn at his creative and spiritual best, with some good rock and roll stories thrown in.
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