Petal Pusher review round up

Check out Lindeen’s Booknotes essay over at Largehearted Boy. He’s also got a whole slew of reviews and Petal Pusher related links.

Erika Schickel gets snarky in the LA Times, calling Lindeen’s prose “irksome” and complaining about being held at arm’s length (and I totally agreed about that part).

Chrissie Dickinson says in the Washington Post, “In this memoir of indie-rock youthquake, Lindeen tries to make you laugh out loud. To paraphrase the title of a Wilco song, she is also trying to break your heart. She succeeds on both counts.”

Idolator readers weigh in, calling it an enjoyable read.

Sumigirl tried to savor Petal Pusher but couldn’t put it down.

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6 Comments

  1. RJ 21.Jul.07 at 10:30 am

    I’m saddened to see that Laurie Lindeen gave up on her blog. I just hope her decision wasn’t based solely on the (now deleted) postings of delusional PW “fans.”

  2. Jodi 21.Jul.07 at 10:34 am

    Yeah, some of the commenters there were real wackjobs. Some people are total freakshows when it comes to Laurie Lindeen.

    I’m all for being a fan, even an avid, dorky fan. But that one person was a serious sociopath.

  3. Joey Ramone 21.Jul.07 at 12:44 pm

    I looked and saw a new posting of her blog just a day or two old?

  4. JimDracula 22.Jul.07 at 12:53 am

    Yeah, her new post is about how she spent her summer vacation, so it looks like she hasn’t given up the blog.
    I even read the comments to find the offending “wackjobs”
    but couldn’t find any.

  5. blasty 22.Jul.07 at 8:50 am

    I like how she ends the post with “Hoping everyone’s having a swell summer, even the haters”.
    I’ve gotta guess that that is aimed at that one PW stalker that posts on every board and blog, under various names, bashing her book every chance she gets. She even had one of her posts deleted from LL’s blog.
    I don’t know who she thinks she’s fooling.

  6. scooterboy 22.Jul.07 at 10:14 pm

    i have a hard time dealing with jagoffs who changes names everywhere they go on the interthingy. it’s a decidedly candy-ass move.