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Rock Monster: My Life with Joe Walsh: Reading & Signing with Kristin Casey
Loaded with true stories never before heard, Rock Monster: My Life with Joe Walsh is essential reading for classic rock fans and anyone touched by addiction. Set in the late eighties and nineties, these are some of Joe Walsh's darkest years, from spiraling addiction to a stunning comeback with the Eagles' Hell Freezes Over tour. Kristin Casey pulls no punches, sharing gritty details with self-awareness, humor, and affection. Sharply written, bold and incisive, it's the worldly, wise tome only an ex-addict, ex- stripper, and ex-rock-chick could give us. In the tradition of women-in-rock survivor tales, Rock Monster is peppered with massive superstars and seedy hangers-on, this story instantly catapults the reader into what life with an unpredictable rock god is really like.
Kristin Casey is an intimacy coach, surrogate partner, and author. She writes about addiction, dependency, sexuality, and relationships and her essays have appeared in the Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, The Nervous Breakdown, The Fix, From the Asylum, $pread, and elsewhere. Her new memoir, Rock Monster: My Life with Joe Walsh, documents her tumultuous relationship with the legendary Eagles guitarist. In 2011 Krisitin was certified as a Holistic Lifestyle Coach at the Spencer Institute, and in 2016 she became a Surrogate Partner intern. She is trained and supervised by the International Professional Surrogates Association (IPSA), a non-profit set up in 1973 to help people experiencing problems with intimacy and/or sexual function. She lives in Austin, Texas, where she is currently working on her next book, about the transformative power of attraction and chemistry.