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Hot and Cold: The Works of Richard Hell is a stupendous compendium of poetry, prose, photography, illustrations, interviews, essays, lyrics, and more by acclaimed artist, author, and rock star, Richard Hell. Since he first came to public attention in the 1970s, Richard Hell has made a spectacular if specialized reputation for himself in every conceivable medium—from musi ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published May 1st 2001 by PowerHouse Books
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Adam
Dec 31, 2008 rated it really liked it
Richard Hell gives me life. Like Beck said about Serge Gainsbourg, Richard Hell can make "something sublime out of something mundane" and find "beauty in the bottom of a garbage can" (Serge Gainsbourg: A Fistfull of Gitanes 136). That may serve as the best definition of punk, or at least on par with Aaron Cometbus' definition (something about not watching television or driving a car).

Hot and Cold is pleasurable in part because of its eclecticism, as the complete book title suggests. Particularl
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Tosh
Oct 25, 2007 rated it really liked it
Ok, I am a mega-fan of Richard Hell. Besides being a rock icon he is also a great writer. "Hot and Cold" is an anthology of sorts of the loose ends in Hell's work. Images, poems, lyrics, little essays - it's a wonderful way to lose one self into the world of Hell. And if that's Hell I am for sure not interested in Heaven.
Ashley Adams
The most viscerally I've ever responded to the written word. Light of my life, fire of my loins! I couldn't recommend this one more highly.
Chris Estey
Apr 08, 2008 rated it it was ok
Some really good essays in the back; but doesn't justify the price or some rather mediocre song lyrics and poems.
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Born in 1949, Richard Meyers was shipped off to a private school for troublesome kids in Delaware, which is where he met Tom (Verlaine) Miller. Together they ran away, trying to hitchhike to Florida, but only made it as far as Alabama before being picked up by the authorities. Meyers persuaded his mother to allow him to go to New York, where he worked in a secondhand bookshop (the Strand; later he ...more