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The Daughters of Bastards

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The long awaited book from Punk Hostage Press founding editor Iris Berry, entitled the Daughters Of Bastards, is a ride through the dirty streets of 1980s Hollywood that never stops delivering the real taste of a womanhood claiming a place for itself surrounded by the perverseness of a crumbling mystique that was once a golden tinseled dreamland.
Paperback, 122 pages
Published October 1st 2012 by Punk Hostage Press
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Jeannie Davis
Dec 20, 2012 Jeannie Davis rated it it was amazing
I just finished a GREAT read from Iris Berry,"The Daughters of Bastards". Find it,buy it,let the pages engulf you as you read,laugh,cry,wonder in all she shares. A Must Read! Thank You Iris,I want more......
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Nov 12, 2015 Brenda Perlin rated it it was amazing
"What I remember best about the eighties was an abandoned Hollywood Boulevard where my friends and I could run amuck and people crossed the streets because they saw US coming."

The Daughter of Bastards by Iris Berry is an honest look back at the eighties in Hollywood as a punk rocker. The author puts it all out there and does so at a quick pace, in an honest manner. Stories and poetry that seem true of a turbulent yet intriguing life. Absorbing and full of contrasts. The yin and yang of it all. I
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Endless Warner
The Los Angeles Iris Berry writes about isn't such a difference place from the Los Angeles I know (and love now). Her stories about growing up with brothers is interesting and comforting to someone who grew up with boys, though my favorite stories had to do with the punk/music scene. The house she writes about fondly with her friends who happen to be in LA bands now legendary, the clubs closed down long before I would ever slip on vomit in front of Playmates on Hollywood Boulevard.
The generatio
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Sep 28, 2013 Daniel Levesque rated it really liked it
Just saw Iris do a reading in SF and got this book. Honest and unflinching, written with love and a keen eye for detail. Love.
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Punk Hostage Press: The Daughters of Bastards by Iris Berry 2 1 Mar 31, 2014 11:16AM  
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Iris Berry is one of the founding creative minds behind Punk Hostage Press. She is a native Angeleno who writes about her personal experiences from the sun baked asphalt
violent streets of Pacoima, running away to the allure of late 70’s Hollywood, at the age of 15,
looking for a better life against the historical backdrop of the Los Angeles skyline.

Her poetry and prose, as well as her performances
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