"[McMahon's] female narration is so good, there is a Lorrie Moore–ness to Laura's intelligence, self-awareness and self-deprecating wit....A rock novel good enough to wish you had an accompanying soundtrack."
"McMahon conveys the exhilaration and vitality of an outsiders’ music scene and successfully evokes a time and place where kids who followed their own guitar-powered soundtracks were briefly able to crank up the volume for the world to hear."
HOW THE MISTAKES WERE MADE by Tyler McMahonKirkus Book Reviews
Read the Kirkus Review of HOW THE MISTAKES WERE MADE . Seattle rocker Laura Loss, one-time teen bass player in her brother's successful early-'80s hardcore punk band SCC, recalls her ascent to grunge queen--and her descent into rock tabloid infamy--as drummer of the legendary '90s band the Mistakes.
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