I’m just going to come right out and say it – this is one of my favorite books of 2019. Daisy Jones and the Six is a truly unique book – it’s told as a biography of a famous vintage rock band with interviews from the band and their managers, as well as more traditional storytelling. The story, the characters, the format, and the overall quality were spectacular. If you’re anything like me, you’ll devour this book in just one sitting.
Everyone knows Daisy Jones & The Six: The band’s album Aurora came to define the rock ‘n’ roll era of the late seventies, and an entire generation of girls wanted to grow up to be Daisy. But no one knows the reason behind the group’s split on the night of their final concert at Chicago Stadium on July 12, 1979 . . . until now.
Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixties, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go Go. The sex and drugs are thrilling, but it’s the rock ‘n’ roll she loves most. By the time she’s twenty, her voice is getting noticed, and she has the kind of heedless beauty that makes people do crazy things.