Lisa Kennedy Montgomery
Thomas Dunne Books
"A backstage look at [VJ Kennedy's] glory years….The book is chock-full of excerpts from her many on-air (and off-the-record) interviews, where she perfected her signature style of “striking a balance between being the girl who will do what takes to get a laugh and the devil that can’t be trusted.” She dishes about her encounters with a huge range of ’90s music culture heroes, including Henry Rollins, Courtney Love, and Dweezil Zappa, as well as her MTV colleagues such as news reporter Tabitha Soren "
“Kennedy brought a sweet, sharp, daffy intelligence to MTV that could never be replaced after she left. The good news: It's still in full flower.”
“A mix of Terry Southern's Candy Christian and Woody Allen's Zelig, Kennedy's story is an irresistible story of sex, drugs, and rock 'n'roll that helps explains why the '90s were so goddamned great.”
—Nick Gillespie, editor-in-chief of reason.com and reason TV
“Remember when MTV played music videos and interviewed rock stars? That was a lot of fun. And no VJ had more fun than Kennedy, who could incite the passions of MTV viewers while merely introducing a Slaughter video. I love this memoir, which chronicles her unlikely rise to fame, the sex-themed prank that ankled her career, and her post-VJ adventures – her book has the same snappy wit she brought to her TV appearances. And it's entirely free of Slaughter videos.”
—Rob Tannenbaum, co-author of I Want My MTV