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Weasels in a Box is a meta-fictional exploration that dangerously close to the edge of historical reality. John R. Pierson, a.k.a. Jughead, a.k.a. ian pierce, recounts, to the best of his ability, life on the road with a punk-rock band in the mid-1990s.


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Weasels in a Box is a meta-fictional exploration that dangerously close to the edge of historical reality. John R. Pierson, a.k.a. Jughead, a.k.a. ian pierce, recounts, to the best of his ability, life on the road with a punk-rock band in the mid-1990s.

30 review for Weasels in a Box: a not so musical journey through partially truthful situations with eighty percent fictitious dialogue

  1. 4 out of 5

    Mark Winchester

    Ever wonder what its like being an unknown band, going through band members like Ben Affleck going through dead prostitutes?

  2. 5 out of 5

    Brad

    (Full disclosure: I did not know the author the first time I read this book and gave it five stars, but I do know the author now, having completed my second read over ten years later. Still five stars.) This is a memoir that concerns itself with more than just the events. It wonders about the reliability of memory and how life's experiences color it. The author's fictionalized self wrestles with how certain moments shape our lives, sometimes against our will. But what about other moments from our (Full disclosure: I did not know the author the first time I read this book and gave it five stars, but I do know the author now, having completed my second read over ten years later. Still five stars.) This is a memoir that concerns itself with more than just the events. It wonders about the reliability of memory and how life's experiences color it. The author's fictionalized self wrestles with how certain moments shape our lives, sometimes against our will. But what about other moments from our lives simply get stuck in our minds for no apparent reason at all? Why is that? But the memoir does not only deal in the philosophical. Readers also get treated to tales from Screeching Weasel's beginnings and their rise with the classic line-up. As with any book about Lookout! Records-era bands, I always wish there was more to soak up, but here I find the chunks we're given perfectly satisfying. I'm left wanting more not for lack of content, but because that desire is what true artists can manifest for their audience.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Nate

    I am *so* interested in the subject matter of this book. I loved Ben Weasel's Like Hell, and I was super excited for another perspective on the topic. However, two things really rubbed me the wrong way in this book: Number one....it's written in 2nd person! There's a reason most books are not written in 2nd person. It's horribly awkward. I can absolutely appreciate the amount of work that would go into writing something like that, but it is so goddamn taxing to read. It just killed all moment an I am *so* interested in the subject matter of this book. I loved Ben Weasel's Like Hell, and I was super excited for another perspective on the topic. However, two things really rubbed me the wrong way in this book: Number one....it's written in 2nd person! There's a reason most books are not written in 2nd person. It's horribly awkward. I can absolutely appreciate the amount of work that would go into writing something like that, but it is so goddamn taxing to read. It just killed all moment and made me feel weird. Number two....the names of all the bands and all the people have been changed. Now, the new names are painfully obvious plays on the original names, and so for someone in the know, it's pretty easy to figure out who the author is talking about. But when your brain is constantly doing the calculations between fictitious names and actual names, it slows down the reading. I gave it 60 pages, and maybe some day I'll revisit it, but I just can't do it now.... I wish Jughead had just written a memoir instead.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Carl Ross

  5. 4 out of 5

    G. Jason

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    John

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    Matthew

  8. 5 out of 5

    Atodasoh

  9. 4 out of 5

    Jeremy Roberts

  10. 4 out of 5

    Rich Cocksedge

  11. 4 out of 5

    Jon

  12. 5 out of 5

    Mandy

  13. 5 out of 5

    Oscar Carrizosa

  14. 5 out of 5

    Kit

  15. 5 out of 5

    Mark

  16. 5 out of 5

    Chris Hawk

  17. 4 out of 5

    Jack

  18. 4 out of 5

    Ben

  19. 4 out of 5

    Colin

  20. 4 out of 5

    Alex

  21. 4 out of 5

    Matt

  22. 5 out of 5

    Robert Fogarty

  23. 5 out of 5

    Emenicocci

  24. 5 out of 5

    Zach

  25. 4 out of 5

    Patrick

  26. 4 out of 5

    Jenny

  27. 5 out of 5

    Paul

  28. 5 out of 5

    Karl

  29. 4 out of 5

    johnny

  30. 4 out of 5

    C

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