Extremely Rare Collectible First Edition Autographed Hand Signed Henry Rollins Journal / Poetry Book
Controversial rocker Henry Rollins released this disturbing book of his thoughts & poetry in March 1985. The first pressing was limited to 1000 books but later was changed to 869 and this book is number 118.
He was still in his young, angry stage and this is how he signed these (and again by where he numbered them, so technically, you're getting TWO AUTOGRAPHS). DISCLAIMER: This book is NOT for the squeamish or the easily offended as it contains graphic language... VERY graphic language... EXTREMELY graphic language.
Henry Rollins / Henry Lawrence Garfield / born February 13, 1961 / an American spoken word artist, writer, journalist, comedian, publisher, actor, radio DJ, activist and former singer-songwriter..
Two Thirteen Sixty One / 21361 / 2-13-61 : Henry Rollins : Volume I / One / 1 : 1986
Spoken Word Poetry, Reflections, Life Experience of One Man's journey]. ill. Some b/w Illustrations. Pages are Aged, Yet Clean: 1985 / 1986 Illiterati Press / Rollins 2-13-61 , Poetry / Lyrics / Music. Soft Cover / Paperback. American Literature / Life. Good Clean Cond. / No Dust Jacket. 122 pages. Paperback : soft cover edition in very good condition of this scarce title.
About Author: Henry Rollins (born February 13, 1961) is an American spoken word artist, writer, journalist, comedian, publisher, actor, radio DJ, activist and former singer-songwriter. After performing for the short-lived Washington D.C.-based band State of Alert in 1980, Rollins fronted the California hardcore punk band Black Flag from August 1981 until mid-1986. Following the band's breakup, Rollins established the record label and publishing company 2.13.61 to release his spoken word albums, as well as forming the Rollins Band, which toured with a number of lineups from 1987 until 2003, and during 2006. Since Black Flag disbanded, Rollins has hosted numerous radio shows, such as Harmony in My Head on Indie 103, and television shows such as The Henry Rollins Show, MTV's 120 Minutes, and Jackass. He had a recurring dramatic role in the second season of Sons of Anarchy and has also had roles in several films.
Rollins has also campaigned for various political causes in the United States, including promoting LGBT rights, World Hunger Relief, and an end to war in particular, and tours overseas with the United Service Organizations to entertain American troops. Born Henry Lawrence Garfield in Washington, D.C., the only child of Iris, a federal employee in the health and education sectors, and Paul J. Garfield, from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, who was a World War II veteran with a PhD in economics. When he was two years old, his parents divorced and he was raised by his mother in the affluent Glover Park neighborhood of the city. As a child and teenager, Rollins suffered from depression and low self-esteem.In the fourth grade, he was diagnosed with hyperactivity and took Ritalin for several years so that he could focus during school. His mother taught him how to read before he was enrolled in kindergarten; however, due to "bad grades, bad attitude, poor conduct," he was soon enrolled at The Bullis School, then an all-male preparatory school in Potomac, Maryland.
According to Rollins, the Bullis School helped him to develop a sense of discipline and a strong work ethic. It was at Bullis that he began writing; his early literary efforts were mainly short stories about "blowing up my school and murdering all the teachers."; "it was a very rough upbringing in a lot of other ways. I accumulated a lot of rage by the time I was seventeen or eighteen." Rollins regularly rode to school in the back of the bus with a boa-constrictor. He has also mentioned that a Ramones concert helped shape his thoughts on music into becoming the musician he is today. Rollins has written a series of books based on his travel journals referred to as the Black Coffee Blues trilogy. They include the namesake book, Black Coffee Blues, Do I Come Here Often?, The First Five and Smile, You're Traveling. Others include See a Grown Man Cry, Now Watch Him Die, Get in the Van, Eye Scream, Broken Summers, Roomanitarian, and Solipsist. For the audiobook version of the 2006 novel World War Z Rollins voiced the character of T. Sean Collins, a mercenary hired to protect celebrities during a mass panic caused by an onslaught of the undead. Rollins' other audiobook recordings include 3:10 to Yuma and his own autobiographical book Get in the Van, for which he won a Grammy Award. Rollins also has toured doing spoken word performances which range from stand up comedy to more introspective commentaries on his childhood, such as the death of his friend, Joe Cole. He also speaks about experiences he's had with eccentric people. Rollins' spoken word style varies greatly, ranging from intense commentaries on society to playful, sometimes vulgar, anecdotes.