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Mister Satan's Apprentice by Adam Gussow
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Oct 10, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: immigration-assimilation, memoir, men, music, race-class, relationships

Satan and Adam used to play in a bar where I worked, in Philadelphia, in a past life. They were easily one of the most exciting and unusual acts ever to blow through that seedy roadhouse...and one of my favorites to date. Once I found out Adam was pursuing a PhD in literature on the side, I developed a full-blown crush. To my immense delight, we exchanged a few emails, mostly regarding African American literature...but I knew he was wayyy out of my league. A few years after I quit working at that particular bar, Adam returned to Philly in order to promote this book. As I stood in line, waiting for my copy, I was treated to one of his smiles, and a signature: "Jill, Thanks SO much for the email conversations!"
Needless to say, I was giddy for days!

Great read and a great band...not to mention a swell guy to boot.

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Joy great anecdote as well!! You're so fun Miss Jill!

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