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AND MY SHOES KEEP WALKING BACK TO YOU.

Goldmark, Kathi Kamen.

ISBN 10: 0811834956 / ISBN 13: 9780811834957
Published by San Francisco: Chronicle Books, (2002.) dj, 2002
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. The very funny first novel by the San Francisco musician who started the Rock Bottom Remainders, the group of author 'musicians' whose members include Amy Tan, Dave Barry, Molly Ivins, and Carl Hiassen. Includes the humorous lyrics from more than two dozen original songs. Dust jacket praise from Amy Tan, Dave Barry ('Funny, authentic, and moving', Roddy Doyle, Scott Turow ('the best thing to happen to country music since the broken heart.') and others. SIGNED on the title page with a red stamp of a singer and guitar. 320pp. Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.). Bookseller Inventory # 38302

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Title: AND MY SHOES KEEP WALKING BACK TO YOU.

Publisher: San Francisco: Chronicle Books, (2002.) dj

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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"Smashing...the characters are unforgettable" raves Amy Tan; "funny, authentic, and moving" says Dave Barry; "the female Kinky Friedman has arrived" lauds Olivia Goldsmith. This hilarious, fast-paced novel about musicians, love, and family is the literary debut of Kathi Kamen Goldmark, founder of the Rock Bottom Remainders, the publishing industrys hottest band. The tale follows sexy Sarah Jean Pixlie as she catapults from struggling back-up singer to blazing star on the country music scene. Along the way, she pours out her irreverent, savvy soul in the delicious, humorous lyrics to more than a dozen original songs, including "Put Me on the Guest List (To Your Heart)," "Hell on Heels," and "My Baby Used to Hold Me (Now He's Putting Me on Hold)." Witty and fresh, this romp is a great performance on stage and on the page.

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And My Shoes Keep Walking Back to You is the debut novel from Kathi Kamen Goldmark, the San Francisco musician who started the Rock Bottom Remainders, the publishing-world supergroup whose members include Amy Tan, Dave Barry, Molly Ivins, and Carl Hiassen. Goldmark, formerly the group's token nonwriter, has produced a novel about Sarah Jean Pixlie, a Bay Area country singer who stumbles into stardom. The book is utterly shapeless when it comes to plot, and can be oddly uninformative about key moments of Sarah Jean's life (like, say, the birth of her child). Still, Goldmark writes with a rollicking good humor that's oddly infectious. She's like a bar band that you can't help but enjoy just because they're having so much fun. And her passages on musical mores have an easygoing, insiderish feel. Here she writes about life on the road:

Pretty soon there were at least fifteen sweaty band and crew members sprawled on the bed, chairs, and floor. Sacks of fast-food takeout and a couple of bottles appeared. It's the truth that Wild Turkey on ice from the machine down the hall, in a hotel bathroom glass, can make you a very special kind of stupid.
The whole affair is plagued by a gimmick that quickly palls: Sarah Jean has a habit of turning her troubles into cute country-western lyrics--which are, sadly, included in the book. --Claire Dederer

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