The Rocky Years: The Story of a (Almost) Punk Legend

ISBN-13:
9780340752401

Ferdia Mac Annas remembers his youth using old diaries and photographs. He includes, the trials and tribulations of growing up in a bohemian household in Howth with a director father and wild-at-heart mother, his punk days in Dublin and stardom as Rocky De Valera before, finding his love, and his facing a brain haemorrhage and cancer.
Ferdia Mac Annas remembers his youth using old diaries and photographs. He includes the trials and tribulations of growing up in a bohemian household in Howth with a director father and wild-at-heart mother, his punk days in Dublin, and stardom as Rocky De Valera, before finding his love and his facing a brain haemorrhage and cancer.
"* 'Both hilarious and poignant, MacAnna's book has me reaching for words I'd long considered lost to my delinquent vocabulary. Heartwarming, unputdownable, inspiring...that sort of thing. - Evening Herald * 'The Last of the Bald Heads is an enjoyable, no-nonsense memoir from Ferdia MacAnna' - Sunday Tribune Magazine * 'the writing is fresh, honest, straighforward, and very entertaining.' - Irish Times Weekend Review"
Ferdia Mac Anna is the author of THE LAST OF THE HIGH KINGS, THE SHIP INSPECTOR and BALD HEAD, a memoir of his battle against cancer, which became an Irish bestseller. After an early career as a rock star with his group, Rocky de Valera and the Cowboys, he now works as a radio journalist and screenwriter. Ferdia Mac Anna was the editor of THE PENGUIN BOOK OF IRISH COMIC WRITING (1994).


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MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Punk; Autobiography: arts & entertainment; ; Rock musicians - Ireland; Mac