The Real Frank Zappa Book

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The Real Frank Zappa Book
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AuthorFrank Zappa, Peter Occhiogrosso
Cover artistA. West (concept), Jackie Seow-Pracher (design), Greg Gorman (photography)
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
GenreAutobiography, memoir, essays
PublisherPoseidon Press (US)
Picador (UK)
Publication date
1989
Media typeHardcover
Pages352 pp
ISBN0-671-70572-5
OCLC43484351

The Real Frank Zappa Book is an autobiography/memoir by Frank Zappa, co-written by Peter Occhiogrosso, and published by Poseidon Press. The text is copyright 1989 Frank Zappa, and copyright 1990 Simon & Schuster, Inc. Since 1999, the book has been published in paperback by Touchstone Books.

Contents[edit]

The Real Frank Zappa Book has 19 chapters:

  1. INTRODUCTION Book? What book?
  2. How Weird Am I, Anyway?
  3. There Goes the Neighborhood
  4. An Alternative to College
  5. Are We Having a Good Time Yet?
  6. The Log Cabin
  7. Send In the Clowns
  8. Drool, Britannia
  9. All About Music
  10. A Chapter for My Dad
  11. The One You've Been Waiting For
  12. Sticks & Stones
  13. America Drinks and Goes Marching
  14. All About Schmucks
  15. Marriage (as a Dada Concept)
  16. "Porn Wars"
  17. Church and State
  18. Practical Conservatism
  19. Failure
  20. The Last Word

Reviews[edit]

Vanity Fair wrote of the book, "An autobiography of mostly hilarious stories...fireside war tales from the big bad days of the rockin' sixties...primer of the sonic avant-garde, the book bashes favorite Zappa targets and dashes a few myths about the man."[1]

The New York Post said, "This book belongs in every home".[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zappa, Frank; Peter Occhiogrosso (1989). The Real Frank Zappa Book (First Touchstone Edition 1999 ed.). Touchstone. pp. front cover. ISBN 0-671-70572-5.
  2. ^ Zappa, Frank; Peter Occhiogrosso (1989). The Real Frank Zappa Book (First Touchstone Edition 1999 ed.). Touchstone. pp. back cover. ISBN 0-671-70572-5.