Hairstyles Of The Damned

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Hairstyles Of The Damned

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Hairstyles Of The Damned

A previous novel by Meno, How the Hula Girl Sings, was published by St. Martin’s Press. Hairstyles of the Damned started off at a significantly less well known publisher with only 4,000 copies to start. Meno has some choice words for “conservative” publishers such as Judith Regan, warning against the reluctance to publish riskier material. Hairstyles, despite its small initial printing, still gained a following among readers who know something about feeling like an outcast and finding solace in punk music.

Hairstyles Of The Damned

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With almost no major reviews or marketing, the coming-of-age story Hairstyles of the Damned has sold 20,000 copies and gone into its third printing. Scott Simon talks with the novel’s author, Joe Meno.

Hairstyles of the Damned has no plot, no beging, and no end. It is also one of the greatest books ever written and has one of the greatest morals that can ever be taught to any teenager.

Hairstyles of the Damned is the third novel by Chicago author Joe Meno. Released by Punk Planet Books in 2004, it has sold over 80,000 copies in ten printings. It has been optioned for film by Focus Features.

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“Just because you have blue hair and fucked-up clothes doesn’t mean you’re better than everyoneelse. Because you know what? You’re just conforming to someone else’s code. Even though you don’twear khakis or sweaters or whatever, but to me all you guys look the same. You think you’re soindividualistic, but you’re not. You guys—you and Kim and all the rest—you’re like anti-snob snobs.But you’re just as mean as the preppy kids. You’re all just as fucking lame.” ― Joe Meno, Hairstyles of the Damned // 9 likes Like

“Just because you have blue hair and fucked-up clothes doesn’t mean you’re better than everyoneelse. Because you know what? You’re just conforming to someone else’s code. Even though you don’twear khakis or sweaters or whatever, but to me all you guys look the same. You think you’re soindividualistic, but you’re not. You guys—you and Kim and all the rest—you’re like anti-snob snobs.But you’re just as mean as the preppy kids. You’re all just as fucking lame.” ― Joe Meno, Hairstyles of the Damned // 9 likes

“Joe Meno writes with the energy, honesty, and emotional impact of the best punk rock. From the opening sentence to the very last word, Hairstyles of the Damned held me in his grip.” —Jim DeRogatis, pop music critic, Chicago Sun-Times

“Underneath his angst, Brian, the narrator of Hairstyles of the Damned, possesses a disarming sense of compassion which allows him to worm his way into the reader’s heart. It is this simple contradiction that makes Meno’s portrait of adolescence so convincing: He has dug up and displayed for us the secret paradox of the teenage years, the desire to belong pitted against the need for individuality—a constant clash of hate and love.” —NewPages.com

“Joe Meno knows Chicago’s south side the way Jane Goodall knew chimps and apes—which is to say, he really knows it. He also knows about the early ’90s, punk rock, and awkward adolescence. Best of all, he knows the value of entertainment. Hairstyles of the Damned is proof positive.” —John McNally, author of The Book of Ralph

“This book is hella good. Joe Meno manages to sink into the teenage-outcast experience, challenge segregation, and provide step-by-step instructions on dyeing hair pink in this realistic account of finding your identity. After reading Hairstyles of the Damned, I’m glad I’m not in high school anymore.” —Amy Schroeder, Venus magazine

“Hairstyles of the Damned is observational comedy of the best kind, each glittering small detail offering up a wave of memories for anyone alive in the latter part of the previous century. Did you imagine you had forgotten the smell of arcades, the allure of muscle cars, the dress codes and emotional rebellions, the cringing horror of adolescence? Beware: Joe Meno can make you remember.” —HipMama.com

Hairstyles of the Damned is an honest, true-life depiction of growing up punk on Chicago’s south side: a study in the demons of racial intolerance, Catholic school conformism, and class repression. It is the story of the riotous exploits of Brian, a high school burnout, and his best friend, Gretchen, a punk rock girl fond of brawling. Based on the actual events surrounding a Chicago high school’s segregated prom, this work of fiction unflinchingly pursues the truth in discovering what it means to be your own person.

“Just because you have blue hair and fucked-up clothes doesn’t mean you’re better than everyoneelse. Because you know what? You’re just conforming to someone else’s code. Even though you don’twear khakis or sweaters or whatever, but to me all you guys look the same. You think you’re soindividualistic, but you’re not. You guys—you and Kim and all the rest—you’re like anti-snob snobs.But you’re just as mean as the preppy kids. You’re all just as fucking lame.” ― Joe Meno, Hairstyles of the Damned //

“I was a shy kid and I was afraid what i said sounded stupid, so I hardly ever saud anything. I was the third wheel. Fifth wheel? I was the fucking wheel you didn’t really need, but I still hung around. I thought maybe my silence would one day impress somebody. As of yet, it hadn’t done much for me.” ― Joe Meno, Hairstyles of the Damned // 5 likes Like

“I was a shy kid and I was afraid what i said sounded stupid, so I hardly ever saud anything. I was the third wheel. Fifth wheel? I was the fucking wheel you didn’t really need, but I still hung around. I thought maybe my silence would one day impress somebody. As of yet, it hadn’t done much for me.” ― Joe Meno, Hairstyles of the Damned // 5 likes

“I was a shy kid and I was afraid what i said sounded stupid, so I hardly ever saud anything. I was the third wheel. Fifth wheel? I was the fucking wheel you didn’t really need, but I still hung around. I thought maybe my silence would one day impress somebody. As of yet, it hadn’t done much for me.” ― Joe Meno, Hairstyles of the Damned //

“The more you like a girl, the less she likes you. It’s like fucking scientific.”“What about you and Kim?”“That’s what I’m talking about, little dude. If I start being nice and acting cool and saying thingsand being on time, she starts acting, you know, fucking uninterested. But if I act like a total dick, thenshe calls me all the fucking time. It’s fucking crazy, because I really like her and all, but when I saynice shit to her, she gets all freaked out and says she needs some fucking space and all. So I just actlike I don’t give a shit, you know? It’s all part of God’s plan,” he said, nodding.” ― Joe Meno, Hairstyles of the Damned // 2 likes Like

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