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Petal Pusher review round up

By 20.Jul.076 Comments

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.


I am the queen of the underground, a bad ungrateful bunny.


  • RJ says:

    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.”

  • Jodi says:

    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.

  • Joey Ramone says:

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

  • JimDracula says:

    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.

  • blasty says:

    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.

  • scooterboy says:

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