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    • Publication date:21 Aug 2018
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The Only Girl

My Life and Times on the Masthead of Rolling Stone

By Robin Green

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A raucous and vividly dishy memoir by the only woman on the masthead of Rolling Stone Magazine in the Sixties. A female Almost Famous.

Observer Book of the Year

A raucous and vividly dishy memoir by the only woman on the masthead of Rolling Stone Magazine in the Sixties. A female Almost Famous.

In 1971, Robin Green had an interview with Jann Wenner at the offices Rolling Stone Magazine. She had just moved to Berkley, 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 clerical job like the other girls in the office, a "real job." Instead, Green was hired as a journalist.

A brutally honest, intimate memoir of the first girl on the masthead of Rolling Stone magazine, The Only Girl chronicles the beginnings of Robin Green's career. In this voice-driven humorous careening adventure, Green spills stories of stalking the Grateful Dead with Annie Liebowitz, sparring with Dennis Hopper on a film set in the desert, scandalizing fans of David Cassidy and spending a legendary evening on a water bed in the dorm room of Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

In the seventies, Green was there as Hunter S. Thompson crafted Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Now, she presents that tumultuous time in America, written with a distinctly gonzo female voice.

Biographical Notes

Robin Green is an award-winning TV writer/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 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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  • ISBN: 9780349010236
  • Publication date: 21 Aug 2018
  • Page count: 304
  • Imprint: Virago
A funny, candid memoir . . . Green vividly portrays being at the epicentre of the new rock'n'roll bohemian culture with the Rolling Stone crowd — Barbara Ellen, Observer
A funny, frank, powerful and ultimately moving memoir by an extraordinary writer who didn't merely roll with the Zeitgeist but remade it in her own image — T. C. Boyle, author of The Harder They Come and The Terranauts
Robin has written a frank, witty and loving memoir about growing up in the milieu of the seventies at Rolling Stone. Her honesty and insight brought all those times back, some of RS's wildest and wackiest early days — Jann Wenner, Co-Founder and Publisher of Rolling Stone
Compulsively readable, laugh out loud funny and beautifully crafted. I ate up every word. If you thought they had more fun back then, this book will prove that you were right — Ruth Reichl, bestselling author of My Kitchen Year
This isn't a memoir recollected in tranquility. It doesn't 'capture' an experience. It animates a specific time and place - making it jump off the page so it smacks you in the face. If you didn't live it, you do now. If you did, it's déjà vu all over again. Robin Green stares down her life in the clarifying light of truth. Her fearlessness and reckless honesty give her story an aching power, poignancy, and immediacy you won't soon forget — Joshua Brand, writer and producer of St. Elsewhere, Northern Exposure and The Americans
Only girl on the masthead? And in the room! And still standing! And with cojones! Green has written a straight-talking, utterly indiscreet, deliciously shocking story about being in the right place at the right time pretty much all the time. What a hoot! — Bill Buford, journalist and author of Among the Thugs and Heat
A riveting read — Sunday Post
The Only Girl is a gripping read for all sorts of reasons, one of which is its candidness. Green likes to tell it as it is — Independent
A sharp exposé of life as the lone female journalist at Rolling Stone in the early seventies, complete with sex, drugs and wild discrimination — Telegraph
An eyes-wide-open account of a particular time in America, a time in which Rolling Stones journalists could be found roaring down California highways stoned on mescaline in the company of Annie Leibovitz and Hunter S Thompson — Herald
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