An American Demon: A Memoir by Jack Grisham

By Jack Grisham

Depravity, redemption, terror, and religious deliverance abound during this bodily and psychologically advanced memoir from front guy of the pioneer punk band precise Sounds of Liberty (TSOL).

Spanning the extremes among hard-core punk memoir and instruction manual for restoration and survival, this narrative records a adolescence uprising that modified the realm and provided existence classes rooted in Nineteen Eighties punk tradition. every now and then unsettling and violent, this publication is doused in aggression, uprising, alcoholism, and drug abuse, culminating in difficult classes of sobriety and absolution. This alluring, darkish, and finally redemptive lifestyles tale will fascinate enthusiasts of punk and resonate with those that have suffered from habit issues.

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They stood the raise and kept him. It was the pleasantest berth he had ever had in his life. It was an easy berth. He was in every way comfortable. But ill luck came. It was bound to come. A new Republican daily was to be started in Rutland, Vermont, by a stock company of well-to-do politicians, and they offered him the chief editorship at three thousand a year. He was eager to accept. His wife was equally eager—​no, twice as eager, three times as eager. My beseechings and reasonings went for nothing.

A chambermaid came in there, and then she rushed out and went shrieking through the house, “Mr. ” Everybody came flying out of the doors, and Mrs. Clemens rushed by, crying out in agony, “How do you know it is Mr. ” It reminds me of Bill Nye, poor fellow,—​that real humorist, that gentle good soul. Well, he is dead. Peace to his ashes. He was the baldest human being I ever saw. His whole skull was brilliantly shining. It was like a dome with the sun flashing upon it. He had hardly even a fringe of hair.

I was giving her a stated sum monthly, and Orion another stated sum. They all lived together in the house. Orion could have had all the work he wanted, at good wages, in the composing-room of the Gate City, (a daily paper) but his wife had been a Governor’s wife and she was not able to permit that degradation. It was better, in her eyes, that they live upon charity. But, as I say, they came East and Orion got a job as proof-reader on the New York Evening Post at ten dollars a week. They took a single small room, and in it they cooked, and lived on that money.

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