The Only Girl by Robin Green audiobook

The Only Girl: My Life and Times on the Masthead of Rolling Stone

By Robin Green
Read by Robin Green

Little, Brown & Company, Little, Brown, Basic Books 9780316440028
9.25 Hours Unabridged
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A raucous and vividly dishy memoir by the only woman writer on the masthead of Rolling Stone magazine in the early Seventies. In 1971, Robin Green had an interview with Jann Wenner at the offices of Rolling Stone magazine. She had just moved to Berkeley, California, a city that promised “Good Vibes All-a Time.” Those days, job applications asked just one question, “What are your sun, moon, and rising signs?” Green thought she was interviewing for a clerical job like the other girls in the office, a “real job.” Instead, she was hired as a journalist. With irreverent humor and remarkable nerve, Green spills stories of sparring with Dennis Hopper on a film junket in the desert, scandalizing fans of David Cassidy and spending a legendary evening on a water bed in Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s dorm room. In the seventies, Green was there as Hunter S. Thompson crafted Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, and now, with a distinctly gonzo female voice, she reveals her side of that tumultuous time in America. Brutally honest and bold, Green reveals what it was like to be the first woman granted entry into an iconic boys’ club. Pulling back the curtain on Rolling Stone magazine in its prime, The Only Girl is a stunning tribute to a bygone era and a publication that defined a generation.

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Summary

Summary

A USA Today Pick

A raucous and vividly dishy memoir by the only woman writer on the masthead of Rolling Stone magazine in the early Seventies.

In 1971, Robin Green had an interview with Jann Wenner at the offices of Rolling Stone magazine. She had just moved to Berkeley, California, a city that promised “Good Vibes All-a Time.” Those days, job applications asked just one question, “What are your sun, moon, and rising signs?” Green thought she was interviewing for a clerical job like the other girls in the office, a “real job.” Instead, she was hired as a journalist.

With irreverent humor and remarkable nerve, Green spills stories of sparring with Dennis Hopper on a film junket in the desert, scandalizing fans of David Cassidy and spending a legendary evening on a water bed in Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s dorm room. In the seventies, Green was there as Hunter S. Thompson crafted Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, and now, with a distinctly gonzo female voice, she reveals her side of that tumultuous time in America.

Brutally honest and bold, Green reveals what it was like to be the first woman granted entry into an iconic boys’ club. Pulling back the curtain on Rolling Stone magazine in its prime, The Only Girl is a stunning tribute to a bygone era and a publication that defined a generation.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Only girl on the masthead? And in the room! And still standing! And with cojones! Green has written a straight-talking, utterly indiscrete, deliciously shocking story about being in the right place at the right time pretty much all the time.” Bill Buford, New York Times bestselling author
“A dishy memoir about life…during the sex and drugs heyday of the 1970s.” New York Times
"[A] funny, candid memoir…Green paints a vivid picture of being at the epicentre of the new rock’n’roll bohemian culture with the Rolling Stone crowd.” Guardian (London)
“A ramble through the sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll wilderness of the ’70s…She writes unsparingly of her frailties, her fixations, the honest appetites of an explorer in a fragmenting America. Brave survivor of the psychedelic wars, she came, she saw, she conquered.” USA Today (★★★½)

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Author Bio: Robin Green

Author Bio: Robin Green

Robin Green is an award-winning TV writer and producer known for her work as an executive producer and writer for The Sopranos on HBO and for creating, with her husband Mitchell Burgess, the CBS drama Blue Bloods, now in its seventh season. She is an alumna of Brown University and holds an MFA degree from the University of Iowa Writer’s Workshop. Green lives in New York City with her husband and mixed-breed dog, Silenzio.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 9.25
Audience: Adult
Language: English