By: Jen Atwell
About the book:
Everyone knows DAISY JONES & THE SIX, but nobody knows the reason behind their split at the absolute height of their popularity … until now.
Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixties, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go Go. The sex and drugs are thrilling, but it’s the rock ’n’ roll she loves most. By the time she’s twenty, her voice is getting noticed, and she has the kind of heedless beauty that makes people do crazy things.
Also getting noticed is The Six, a band led by the brooding Billy Dunne. On the eve of their first tour, his girlfriend Camila finds out she’s pregnant, and with the pressure of impending fatherhood and fame, Billy goes a little wild on the road.
Daisy and Billy cross paths when a producer realizes that the key to supercharged success is to put the two together. What happens next will become the stuff of legend.
The making of that legend is chronicled in this riveting and unforgettable novel, written as an oral history of one of the biggest bands of the seventies. Taylor Jenkins Reid is a talented writer who takes her work to a new level with Daisy Jones & The Six, brilliantly capturing a place and time in an utterly distinctive voice.
About the author:
Resources and reviews on The Black Friend:
- About the book on Penguin Random House website
- Author website and other books by Taylor Jenkins Reid
- Let’s Get LITerary podcast: We Chat: Daisy Jones and The Six
- New York Times: A Rock Band Novel – and a Snapshot of the Bell-Bottomed 1970s
- Amazon Prime Video Daisy Jones and The Six press release
- Penguin Random House Reader’s Guide
- Visit the Orlando Business Journal website to view their list of Women-owned businesses in Central Florida. These companies are at least 51% privately held, woman-owned, and headquartered in Central Florida.
- Visit Google’s Arts & Culture project website, “Women in Culture,” to learn more about how women have made extraordinary societal impacts.
Thanks to the Rollins College Master of Arts in Strategic Communications program for sponsoring this month’s book giveaways! We’re happy to offer two copies of “Daisy Jones and the Six” to two PRSA Orlando members. The first two people to comment on this blog page will be sent more information to their email on file.