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Daisy Jones & the Six
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Daisy Jones & the Six
A Novel
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A gripping novel about the whirlwind rise of an iconic 1970s rock group and their beautiful lead singer, revealing the mystery behind their infamous breakup.“I devoured Daisy Jones & The...
A gripping novel about the whirlwind rise of an iconic 1970s rock group and their beautiful lead singer, revealing the mystery behind their infamous breakup.“I devoured Daisy Jones & The...
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  • A gripping novel about the whirlwind rise of an iconic 1970s rock group and their beautiful lead singer, revealing the mystery behind their infamous breakup.
    “I devoured Daisy Jones & The Six in a day, falling head over heels for it. Daisy and the band captured my heart.”—Reese Witherspoon (Reese’s Book Club x Hello Sunshine book pick)

    Everyone knows DAISY JONES & THE SIX, but nobody knows the reason behind their split at the absolute height of their popularity . . . until now.
    Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixties, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go Go. The sex and drugs are thrilling, but it’s the rock ’n’ roll she loves most. By the time she’s twenty, her voice is getting noticed, and she has the kind of heedless beauty that makes people do crazy things.
    Also getting noticed is The Six, a band led by the brooding Billy Dunne. On the eve of their first tour, his girlfriend Camila finds out she’s pregnant, and with the pressure of impending fatherhood and fame, Billy goes a little wild on the road.
    Daisy and Billy cross paths when a producer realizes that the key to supercharged success is to put the two together. What happens next will become the stuff of legend.
    The making of that legend is chronicled in this riveting and unforgettable novel, written as an oral history of one of the biggest bands of the seventies. Taylor Jenkins Reid is a talented writer who takes her work to a new level with Daisy Jones & The Six, brilliantly capturing a place and time in an utterly distinctive voice.
    Includes a PDF of song lyrics from the book
    Cast List:
    Daisy Jones, read by Jennifer Beals            
    Billy Dunne, read by Pablo Schreiber
    Graham Dunne, read by Benjamin Bratt
    Eddie Loving, read by Fred Berman
    Warren Rhodes, read by Ari Fliakos
    Karen Karen, read by Judy Greer
    Camila Dunne, read by January LaVoy
    Simone Jackson, read by Robinne Lee
    Narrator / Author, read by Julia Whelan
    Jim Blades, read by Jonathan Davis
    Rod Reyes, read by Henry Leyva
    Artie Snyder, read by Oliver Wyman
    Elaine Chang, read by Nancy Wu
    Freddie Mendoza, read by P.J. Ochlan
    Nick Harris, read by Arthur Bishop
    Jonah Berg, read by Holter Graham
    Greg McGuinness, read by Brendan Wayne
    Pete Loving, read by Pete Larkin
    Wyatt Stone, read by Alex Jenkins Reid
    Hank Allen, read by Robert Petkoff
    Opal Cunningham, read by Sara Arrington
    Praise for Daisy Jones & The Six
    Daisy Jones & The Six is just plain fun from cover to cover. . . . Her characters feel so vividly real, you’ll wish you could stream their albums, YouTube their concerts, and google their wildest moments to see them for yourself.”HelloGiggles
    “Reid’s wit and gift for telling a perfectly paced story make this one of the most enjoyably readable books of the year.”Nylon
    “Reid delivers a stunning story of sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll in the 1960s and ’70s in this expertly wrought novel. Mimicking the style and substance of a tell-all celebrity memoir . . . Reid creates both story line and character gold. The book’s prose is propulsive, original, and often raw.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)
 

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  • From the cover The Groupie

    Daisy

    Jones

    1965–­1972

    Daisy Jones was born in 1951 and grew up in the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles, California. The daughter of Frank Jones, the well-­known British painter, and Jeanne LeFevre, a French model, Daisy started to make a name for herself in the late sixties as a young teenager on the Sunset Strip.

    Elaine Chang (biographer, author of Daisy Jones: Wild Flower): Here is what is so captivating about Daisy Jones even before she was "Daisy Jones."

    You've got a rich white girl, growing up in L.A. She's gorgeous—­even as a child. She has these stunning big blue eyes—­dark, cobalt blue. One of my favorite anecdotes about her is that in the eighties a colored-­contact company actually created a shade called Daisy Blue. She's got copper-­red hair that is thick and wavy and . . . takes up so much space. And then her cheekbones almost seem swollen, that's how defined they are. And she's got an incredible voice that she doesn't cultivate, never takes a lesson. She's born with all the money in the world, access to whatever she wants—­artists, drugs, clubs—­anything and everything at her disposal.

    But she has no one. No siblings, no extended family in Los Angeles. Two parents who are so into their own world that they are all but indifferent to her existence. Although, they never shy away from making her pose for their artist friends. That's why there are so many paintings and photos of Daisy as a child—­the artists that came into that home saw Daisy Jones, saw how gorgeous she was, and wanted to capture her. It's telling that there is no Frank Jones piece of Daisy. Her father is too busy with his male nudes to pay much attention to his daughter. And in general, Daisy spends her childhood rather alone.

    But she's actually a very gregarious, outgoing kid—­Daisy would often ask to get her hair cut just because she loved her hairdresser, she would ask neighbors if she could walk their dogs, there was even a family joke about the time Daisy tried to bake a birthday cake for the mailman. So this is a girl that desperately wants to connect. But there's no one in her life who is truly interested in who she is, especially not her parents. And it really breaks her. But it is also how she grows up to become an icon.

    We love broken, beautiful people. And it doesn't get much more obviously broken and more classically beautiful than Daisy Jones.

    So it makes sense that Daisy starts to find herself on the Sunset Strip. This glamorous, seedy place.

    Daisy Jones (singer, Daisy Jones & The Six): I could walk down to the Strip from my house. I was about fourteen, sick of being stuck in the house, just looking for something to do. I wasn't old enough to get into any of the bars and clubs but I went anyway.

    I remember bumming a cigarette off of a roadie for the Byrds when I was pretty young. I learned quickly that people thought you were older if you didn't wear your bra. And sometimes I'd wear a bandanna headband like the cool girls had on. I wanted to fit in with the groupies on the sidewalk, with their joints and their flasks and all of that.

    So I bummed a cigarette from this roadie outside the Whisky a Go Go one night—­the first time I'd ever had one and I tried to pretend I did it all the time. I held the cough in my throat and what have you—­and I was flirting with him the best I could. I'm embarrassed to think about it now, how clumsy I probably was.

    But eventually, some guy comes up to the roadie and says, "We gotta get inside and set up the amps." And he turns to me...

About the Author-

  • Taylor Jenkins Reid is the author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, One True Loves, Maybe in Another Life, After I Do, and Forever, Interrupted. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, their daughter, and their dog.

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  • AudioFile Magazine This is--to state it plainly--a remarkable audiobook. It recounts the story of a seventies rock band's meteoric rise to fame and mysterious fall from grace. Written as a transcribed oral history, it lends itself naturally to the audio format. Also, it's narrated by a star-studded full cast. Film and TV actors Jennifer Beals, Benjamin Bratt, Judy Greer, and Pablo Schreiber portray the lead roles, and a host of accomplished audiobook narrators portray the supporting cast. The result is a tapestry of memorable characters with electric chemistry and authentic-sounding relationships. It would be possible, if hard pressed, to choose one or two standout performances. Ultimately, though, the full cast works together in perfect harmony to deliver an unforgettable listening experience. A.T.N. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award � AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine

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