LOS ANGELES, CA – May 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dee Dee Phelps, author of the recently released memoir “Vinyl Highway,” singing as Dick and Dee Dee in the Sixties (www.dickanddeedee.com), is scheduled for an autograph session in the Trafford Publishing booth (Booth Number 1851) on Saturday, May 20th at the Convention Center in Washington, DC at Book Expo America. A sample of one of the chapters from “Vinyl Highway” is available on the Dick and Dee Dee web site.
At Trafford’s request, at Book Expo America Dee Dee will display a DVD of vintage Dick Clark and Shindig television shows, featuring the duo.
The following book review of “Vinyl Highway” was written in the Elliott Wave Theorist by Robert Prechter, owner of the Georgia based financial advisor newsletter.
“I like to read books about the experiences of pop stars. Recently I ordered an unassuming book on the life and times of a moderately successful duo named Dick and Dee Dee, who had a few hits (‘The Mountain’s High,’ ‘Thou Shalt Not Steal,’ ‘Turn Around’) in the first half of the 1960’s. I thought it would be a clunky, homemade memoir that might have a good anecdote or two. Well, imagine my surprise to find out that this well-written book is engaging from beginning to end. It has great stories, hilarious scenes, poignant moments, interesting detail and a breezy style that makes the pages turn themselves. There is no story of drug-crazed excess, no soar-and-crash cycle, just the honest memoir of an unassuming songstress, at times naïve about what is now cynically embraced as the way it is in the music biz. How these amateurs make it big, turn the tables on some sleazy characters, plot their way to the next rung up, overcome obstacles and stay game throughout the experience even as tastes are changing is an engaging human story.”
Some of Dee Dee’s exploits are chronicled in other books, “Rock and Roll and Remember,” by Dick Clark and “Liberty Records,” by Michael “Doc Roc” Kelly. A UCLA writer’s program student, Dee Dee attended numerous memoir classes during the years spent writing Vinyl Highway. She also attended the Maui Writer’s Retreat, 2003.
Title: Vinyl Highway
Author: Dee Dee Phelps
Memoir – Narrative Non Fiction
ISBN: 1-4120-7383-9, Pages: 340
Publication Date: February 2006
Price: $24.99 / Trafford Publishing, Amazon.com, Google Books
Price: $19.99 Autographed – Limited Offer: http://www.dickanddeedee.com
News issued by: Dee Dee Phelps
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Original Story ID: (1620) :: 2006-05-0509-005
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