[TypicalGirls] Fwd: New Book, EASTER RISING, a memoir, has many Slits references

WWWhatsup joly at dti.net
Tue Nov 28 14:47:11 EST 2006


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>Easter Rising, the new memoir by Michael Patrick MacDonald, bestselling author of All Souls: 
>A Family Story From Southie, tells of the authors escape from South Boston's Old Colony 
>Housing Project in the 70s and 80s through the discovery of underground music of the punk 
>and post-punk period. While the author's neighborhood peers and four siblings were young 
>casualties of the streets, crippled or else dead from suicide, drug related crime and violence, 
>bank robberies and jewelry store heists orgainized by the Irish Mafia, the author was 
>wandering out of the Irish housing projects and over the bridge downtown to sneak into 
>shows at local small venues, seeing bands like Mission of Burma, The Clash, and The Slits in 
>their early days. The Slits and bands of the post punk era play a prominent role in the 
>author's teen life (1979-83), helping him to break free of a neighborhood that housed the 
>highest concentration of white poverty in America, and to find the bigger world. 
>A story of roots, rock and rebellion.
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>Easter Rising (Houghton Mifflin Co.)
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>myspace.com/easterrising333
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