In the summer of 2012, I read a book called I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone by Stephanie Kuehnert, and, well, my heart exploded. It’s the story of angry punk rocker Emily Black who hopes that her band’s music will, eventually, bring her mother back home to her. It’s raw and and heartbreakingly beautiful. Best. Book. Ever.
First, listen to the Sleater-Kinney song that the book’s title is taken from here: