- Tapa blanda: 240 páginas
- Editor: Collins; Edición: Reprint (6 de marzo de 2008)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 0061148768
- ISBN-13: 978-0061148767
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Punk Rock Dad: No Rules, Just Real Life (Inglés) Tapa blanda – 6 mar 2008
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"Jim Lindberg is proof positive that childrearing can take the most recalcitrant punk and catapult him in to adulthood.--Dr. Drew
"The irony of Jim's early punk rock rebellion makes this book a very funny and revealing read."--Mike McCready, Pearl Jam
The irony of Jim s early punk rock rebellion makes this book a very funny and revealing read. --Mike McCready, Pearl Jam"
Jim Lindberg is proof positive that childrearing can take the most recalcitrant punk and catapult him in to adulthood.--Dr. Drew"
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The lead singer of the band Pennywise shares his whimsical misadventures of balancing his music career with his responsibilities as a father of three daughters, an effort marked by challenges ranging from breastfeeding and toilet training to adolescent rebellion and his own efforts to stay in touch with his inner child. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.Ver Descripción del producto
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This book resonated with me on many levels. I have just entered a new phase in my own life that is similar to the one Jim has been living for some time. Almost nine months ago I began dating and eventually moved in with a beautiful woman who has two small children. For most of my adult life I have been single and lived as a bachelor. For the past several years I have spent much of my time hanging out with friends; going to shows, writing and partying. Suddenly, after living like a "crazy man" for many years, I find myself living the life of married man with two children. Adjusting to this new lifestyle has been both challenging and rewarding. Jim says that the frustrations of life with children often drive him out of the house where he attends punk shows; moshes, and drinks. I have found myself in a similar position several times. When I've had enough of the irritations of life with children I have left the house to attend shows or to just hang out with my friends playing video games; smoking and cursing. Jim says that it's these times that allow him to recharge his batteries and to cope with life at home without blowing up.
His devotion to his children is always evident despite these struggles. He states that, "The active role I'll be able to take in helping boost our kids' self-esteem is never giving up in the search to find something that interests them. I can turn them onto music by buying them a secondhand guitar or drum set, get them involved in sports by taking them to basketball games or skate contests, or go down to the tide pools and try to get them interested in marine biology. If you haven't introduced your child to all these things in an endless search to help them find something they're interested in, you haven't done your job." In one endearing and touching passage Jim describes how his children proclaimed that he no longer played with them. He builds a tent in the backyard, camps out with them, and stays up all night playing games with them.
Not all of his efforts at punk rock parenting succeed, but the author seems to understand some very real and sometimes hard truths about being an adult. Truths that would seem at odds with the punk lifestyle but which the author says are important to impart to his children.Jim explains that "At a certain age we begin to realize that, like it or not, there are some rules that will keep you alive. We find out that our happiness-or at least staying out of really sh**** situations-is eventually what becomes most important in life, and it's hard to be happy when you're in jail, on skid row, or dead."
Jim was, like me, also middle-aged at the time he wrote this book. Also like me he dresses much like he did when he was fourteen. "Levis 501s, Vans slip-ons, and a surf shop T-shirt and baseball cap." He believes that his own refusal to grow up and dress and behave like other typical middle-aged adults gives him a unique perspective on life and that he can bridge the generation gap with his children, and eventually realize the dream of a better world envisioned by punk rock. Jim declares, "If instead of forcing our religions, dogmas, and short-sighted way of thinking on them, we could encourage to them to think for themselves, and show them how to be gracious and tolerant, rather than selfish, and close-minded, maybe we could in fact make this world a better place, simply by being good parents. Wasn't this supposed to be the underlying goal of punk music in the first place that we were to expose society for the sham it was, in the dim hopes of replacing it with a better one?"
Jim's passion for music and for punk ideals is apparent through the entire book. He says that punk, "Is not a fashion or an age, but a way of looking at the world and finding your place in it, and like country, rock `n' roll, blues and hip hop, it's going to be around a long time, as long as someone isn't willing to settle for the status quo and has an amplifier and guitar to tell the world about it."
Whether or not Jim has achieved his goal of balancing punk ideals with the reality of adulthood and responsibility is debatable, his clear love for his family is never hidden. His passion and love for his subjects and his passion for life also come through clearly in the book. I enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone who struggles with remaining true to their punk rock roots while trying to balance that desire with the one to be a good parent. I would also suggest it to people looking to read something fun but with a good heart and a unique perspective on life.
Poses the question of how to be the authority figure to your kid when you've been ranting against that very person since you WERE a kid. Good behind-the-scenes, day-in-the-life stuff of punk rockers aging into the people they rebelled against, especially on the DVD. Turns out that the edgy punk-rocker Lindberg is a likeable guy and he writes an engaging, very down-to-earth book.
Just a down to earth dad who fronts one of (in my opinion) the best Punks bands CA ever had!
Get this book if you are a Dad who would like to feel slightly Rock Starish on the inside!