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the Greenfield

came out not long after Jerry's death, so this must be a reissue. I haven't read it; as I recall it's fairly respected.

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more haste less speed!

the other book I meant to ask about was

Dark Star: An Oral Biography of Jerry Garcia by Robert Greenfield (Paperback - Feb 10, 2009)

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oops

Jerry Garica...sorry!

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Jerry Garica Biography

Has anyone read this recent Jerry biog. Any good?

Jerry Garcia: A Biography (Greenwood Biographies) (Hardcover)
by Jacqueline Edmondson (Author) April 2009

also this

Jerry Garcia: A Biography (Greenwood Biographies) (Hardcover)
by Jacqueline Edmondson (Author) Feb 2009

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My "Head Set" on the Grateful Dead Channel on Sirius/XM

the storyteller makes no choice...

I'm happy to say that my very own "Head Set" airs tomorrow (7/3) on the G.D. channel on Sirius/XM! I read short sections from my new book, Growing Up Dead: The Hallucinated Confessions of a Teenage Deadhead, and put together some other intros to accompany the tunes. All the songs are from shows between 1987-1989.

The show airs tomorrow (7/3) at 5PM EST. For Sirius/XM subscribers, the Grateful Dead channel is #32.

Cheers,
Peter

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Growing Up Dead comments

Hey Now - thanks Jen and Rosa for your comments on Growing Up Dead! Great to know the book is reaching people & bringing back good memories. Definitely a good community here that extends the reach of the parking lot for miles and miles and miles... Cheers, Peter

the storyteller makes no choice...

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Growing up Dead

Hey now, Peter Conners,
Job well done! I just finished and greatly enjoyed your book. I was struck by the fact that, although I didn't become a DH until I was 46 (better late than never, right?), so much of what you said still resonated for me. The Dead playing in my head all the time thing has me debating whether or not I should get an Ipod - or do I already have something better hardwired in my brain?
It sounds like you have often felt like an outcast - hope you feel like you've found a bit of community here at Deadnet; it's a pretty nice place :)

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Three Bags Full!

Tiger Lilly,
Thanks for the great book tip! I've heeded a lot of the recommendations on this thread, with the rationale that grate taste in music might imply grate taste in literature. So far, so good! I'm just a little bit of a way into Three Bags Full, and it is totally delightful. Thanks again for bringing this delightful flock of sheep into my world!

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Growing Up Dead--Hallucinated Confessions of a Teenaged Deadhead

I just finished reading Peter Conner's book Growing Up Dead and I really liked it. It bought back a billion memories but it also took me farther/further than my own Dead experiences on a journey of vicarious good times. It' recalls both the late era Dead scene and the music/philosophy that proceeded it as well as how teen rebellion is inspired, cultivated, and turned into something beautiful when it moves along to music.
I'd give it about twenty-three stars, with twenty stars the most a book can earn.

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the Grateful Dead Library

is a figure of speech, pretty much, but UC Santa Cruz has the Dead Archive and might like a copy for that!

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