Janet Tashjian For What It's Worth: A Novel

ISBN 13: 9780805093650

For What It's Worth: A Novel

3.72 avg rating
( 160 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780805093650: For What It's Worth: A Novel
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

The year is 1971 and the place is Laurel Canyon, California. Quinn, a fourteen-year-old music "encyclopedia," writes a music column―called "For What It's Worth"―for his school paper. But Quinn's world is about to change when he is faced with helping a war dodger and must make some tough decisions. When he starts receiving cryptic Ouija board messages from Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, and Jimi Hendrix (all members of the 27 Club), he knows he is in over his head. Fortunately for Quinn, his new girlfriend Caroline helps him get a grip and channel his inner self.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Janet Tashjian is the author of many popular novels including My Life as a Book, My Life as a Stuntboy, and The Gospel According to Larry. She lives with her family in Los Angeles.

Excerpt. Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.:


 

 

 
Rock and roll can change the world and save your life—and that’s just for starters. I challenge anyone on the planet to remain in a bad mood when “Gimme Shelter” comes on the radio. It’s physically impossible, right? Rock and roll can get you through a boring school year, give you something to bond over with your friends, even provide you with a reason to get out of bed in the morning.
You think I’m exaggerating? Listening to music is a critical step in growing up, as important as learning how to ride a bike with no hands. And not just rock and roll—pop, rhythm and blues, country, jazz—I don’t care what it is, I’ll listen to it. I’m like a junkie with a twenty-four-hour addiction, except the needle’s not in my arm, it’s on my turntable. Lucky for me, I live in the epicenter of the national music scene. Not just California, but Los Angeles. And not just Los Angeles, but Laurel Canyon. If you love music, there’s nowhere else to be in 1971 but here. I can sit on my front steps, throw a rock in any direction, and hit someone making music for a living. Songwriters, drummers, singers, sound engineers—I’ve trick-or-treated at their houses since grade school. My sister, Soosie, housesits for Joni Mitchell, for crying out loud. Don’t believe me? Ask Soosie to show you the scratches on her arm from Joni’s cat—the singer/songwriter might be known for writing emotionally bare songs about her love life, but her feline companion is a lot less subtle with her claws.
Where do I fit into this musical melting pot? I’m the guy who chronicles EVERYTHING in his ever-present notebook—Elton John’s first U.S. appearance at the Troubador, The Band’s newest demo, any rock-and-roll tidbit a music freak like me might want to know about. I continually make lists of songs, artists, and albums—mostly when I should be doing homework. I begged my English teacher last year to let me write a column for the school paper about the music scene called “For What It’s Worth,” based on the Buffalo Springfield song. She finally relented, and I’ve been cranking out columns and lists ever since. Just to keep in practice, I stockpiled several of them this summer too. Speaking of Joni Mitchell, I just finished one about her dumping Graham Nash while she was on vacation. Women—they’ll annihilate your heart every time.
The city is pulsing, the city is moving to an internal beat—can you hear it?
I can.
 
Text copyright © 2012 by Janet Tashjian
Illustrations copyright © 2012 by Adam Gustavson

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Tashjian Janet
Published by MacMillan Publishers
ISBN 10: 0805093656 ISBN 13: 9780805093650
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description MacMillan Publishers. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 0805093656

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 8.89
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Tashjian, Janet
ISBN 10: 0805093656 ISBN 13: 9780805093650
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2012. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # KS-9780805093650

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 9.35
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Janet Tashjian
Published by Henry Holt Company, United States (2012)
ISBN 10: 0805093656 ISBN 13: 9780805093650
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Henry Holt Company, United States, 2012. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. The year is 1971 and the place is Laurel Canyon, California. Quinn, a fourteen-year-old music encyclopedia, writes a music column--called For What It s Worth --for his school paper. But Quinn s world is about to change when he is faced with helping a war dodger and must make some tough decisions. When he starts receiving cryptic Ouija board messages from Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, and Jimi Hendrix (all members of the 27 Club), he knows he is in over his head. Fortunately for Quinn, his new girlfriend Caroline helps him get a grip and channel his inner self. Seller Inventory # AAS9780805093650

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.11
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Janet Tashjian
Published by Henry Holt Company, United States (2012)
ISBN 10: 0805093656 ISBN 13: 9780805093650
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Henry Holt Company, United States, 2012. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. The year is 1971 and the place is Laurel Canyon, California. Quinn, a fourteen-year-old music encyclopedia, writes a music column--called For What It s Worth --for his school paper. But Quinn s world is about to change when he is faced with helping a war dodger and must make some tough decisions. When he starts receiving cryptic Ouija board messages from Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, and Jimi Hendrix (all members of the 27 Club), he knows he is in over his head. Fortunately for Quinn, his new girlfriend Caroline helps him get a grip and channel his inner self. Seller Inventory # AAS9780805093650

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 18.01
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Janet Tashjian
Published by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (2012)
ISBN 10: 0805093656 ISBN 13: 9780805093650
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 2012. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0805093656

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 16.94
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Janet Tashjian
Published by Henry Holt Company, United States (2012)
ISBN 10: 0805093656 ISBN 13: 9780805093650
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Henry Holt Company, United States, 2012. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. The year is 1971 and the place is Laurel Canyon, California. Quinn, a fourteen-year-old music encyclopedia, writes a music column--called For What It s Worth --for his school paper. But Quinn s world is about to change when he is faced with helping a war dodger and must make some tough decisions. When he starts receiving cryptic Ouija board messages from Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, and Jimi Hendrix (all members of the 27 Club), he knows he is in over his head. Fortunately for Quinn, his new girlfriend Caroline helps him get a grip and channel his inner self. Seller Inventory # BTE9780805093650

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.40
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Janet Tashjian
Published by Henry Holt & Company
ISBN 10: 0805093656 ISBN 13: 9780805093650
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Henry Holt & Company. Hardback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory # B9780805093650

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.42
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.81
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Tashjian, Janet
Published by Henry Holt Books for Young Readers (2012)
ISBN 10: 0805093656 ISBN 13: 9780805093650
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Henry Holt Books for Young Readers, 2012. Hardcover. Condition: Brand New. first edition edition. 288 pages. 8.40x5.80x1.10 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # z-0805093656

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 19.52
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.52
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Tashjian, Janet
Published by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
ISBN 10: 0805093656 ISBN 13: 9780805093650
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Henry Holt and Co. (BYR). Hardcover. Condition: New. 0805093656 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0381644

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 79.99
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Janet Tashjian
Published by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (2012)
ISBN 10: 0805093656 ISBN 13: 9780805093650
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books Express
(Portsmouth, NH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 2012. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0805093656n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 95.63
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds