It Feels So Good When I Stop

It Feels So Good When I Stop

Format
Paperback
Price
$15.00
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9781594484698
  • 288 Pages
  • Riverhead Books
  • Adult

Overview

Its more than just the debut novel from the acclaimed singer and songwriter-it’s “the best messed up love song you’ll ever read.” (Dan Palladino and Amy Sherman-Palladino, creators of The Gilmore Girls)

Our hero is a talented but floundering musician with no job, no apartment, no wife (anymore), and a six-pack of beer. Stuck between responsibility and freedom, and apathy and success, he’s seeking sanctuary at his sister’s home in Cape Cod, agreeing to look after his two-year old nephew. Together the unlikely pair attracts the attention of a lovely young woman with a broken past all her own and the ability to shock our hero awake-or shake him to his core.

Praise

“One can accept, reluctantly, Pernice’s apparently inexhaustible ability to knock out brilliant three-minute pop songs-Just about any Pernice Brothers record contains half a dozen tunes comparable to Elvis Costello’s best work. But now it turns out he can write fiction too, and so envy and bitterness become unavoidable.”
-Nick Hornby, The Believer

“Observed with impeccable clarity, It Feels So Good When I Stop is a very funny, profoundly human novel, perfectly attuned to the quotidian grotesque of 21st-century America.”
-William Gibson, author of Spook Country

“If Charles Bukowski had grown up in the eighties and listened to a lot of indie rock, he might have sounded a lot like Joe Pernice. It Feels So Good When I Stop is a hard-boiled slacker chronicle of heartbreak and self-renewal, as smart as it is funny, written in one of the most arresting voices I’ve come across in a long time.”
-Tom Perrotta, author of Little Children and The Abstinence Teacher

“A hilarious, moving and deep novel…Joe Pernice tells it true.”
-George Pelecanos, author of Drama City and The Night Gardener

“Quite a remarkable piece of writing. Acidic, profane and easily one of the most lethal and unrelentingly hilarious books that I have ever read.”
-Jonathan Poneman, President of Sub Pop Records

“The best messed up love song you’ll ever read.”
-Dan Palladino and Amy Sherman-Palladino, creators of The Gilmore Girls
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