Thursday, February 3, 2011

The amazing adventures and misadventures of becoming Johnny Nova

If you were a teenager in the 80s, David Kupisiewicz's coming of age novelized memoir will probably bring back a lot of memories. As T. Hewston Le Roux says in his review, the author has “captured the life of a late teenager in a certain place (LA) at a certain moment in history, and you can smell the night, and the weed and probably David besides.” Kupisiewicz's writing style pulls you right into the story and keeps you there through the ups-and-downs, raw emotions, drugs, sex, music, parties, insanity and dreams that were so much a part of being a teenager in Los Angeles (and many other places) in the 70s, 80s and 90s. Even an old guy like me for whom “bong” is the sound a bell makes can enjoy the book. I did.

If you Google Johnny Nova, you’ll find him everywhere, including his own website, at

To order your own copy of Becoming Johnny Nova, go to

My rating for the book: *****

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