Harley Loco: A Memoir of Hard Living, Hair, and Post-Punk, from the Middle East to the Lower East Side

Harley Loco: A Memoir of Hard Living, Hair, and Post-Punk, from the Middle East to the Lower East Side

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“Terrific. . .Rayya’s stories blew mine away.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

 

“A classic, blood-stained love letter to bohemian NYC.” – Craig Marks

When she was seven, Rayya Elias and her family fled the political conflict in their native Syria, settling in Detroit. Bullied in school and caught between the world of her traditional family and her tough American classmates, she rebelled early.

Elias moved to New York City to become a musician and kept herself afloat… (more)

Editorial reviews (4 reviews)


Harley Loco: A Memoir of Hard Living, Hair and Post-Punk from the Middle East to the Lower East Side is candid, powerful proof that truth can be stranger than fiction, and that triumph in the face in the face of adversity can make a riveting, rewarding read.

Though slow to get going, the second half of this memoir is strong stuff, with some truly amazing stories well-told.

Bookslut : Harley Loco (April 05, 2013)

Someone badass enough to earn a nickname at Rikers Island definitely has stories to tell. But whether it's still too raw for her to face up to, or because the memories have been blunted by large volumes of pharmaceuticals, the dramatic effect of her tempestuous life is done in by the flat prose.

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Book Details  


Publisher: Penguin (April 04, 2013)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 320 pages

File size: 988 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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