"Jack Grisham finally, irrevocably, puts to death the slander that the early Los Angeles punk scene was 'plastic.' The first true literature to come out of our pathetic little punk lives, American Demon is haunting and awakens monsters. But it should come with a warning label: it’s a dangerous book. Read Patti Smith's Just Kids. Then read this. But only if you have the courage to follow poetry as far as it can go." Paul Roessler, producer, composer, musician
"If you’ve ever found yourself unable to turn away from witnessing an accident, crash or natural disaster, you’ll read America Demon straight through, like I did. Jack Grisham’s memoir is as original as it is horrifying. I couldn’t put it down." James Frey, bestselling author, A Million Little Pieces and Bright Shiny Morning
pretty good auto pretty wild stuff.As a long time fan I finally got to read it.I was around that punk scene in Southern California so a lot of stuff brought back memories. Read morePublished 7 days ago by seth knego
I liked this book. I liked everything about it, except for the 'demon' bulls***. It is the story of a dude who acted like a selfish violent prick, who ultimately saw what a prick... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Stu L.
It's nearly impossible to categorize or summarize this memoir. A dark, strange, and captivating look at Orange County and it's counterculture youth. Read morePublished 7 months ago by John McHugh
A bit self indulgent, but what autobiography isn't? I loved being reminded of Long Beach in the late 80's... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Raine
one of the most interesting books
i have ever read. If your at all familiar with the L.A. punk scene in the 80's, this is a must read!!!
TSOL Singer Jack weaves his personal history into the chaos and violence of the 80's LA/Beach punk scene that was his stage for outrageous antics, sexual ambiguity and... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Tar Larner
Jack Grisham was a pretty screwed up young guy. But it's not his fault - life dealt him a pretty screwed up hand. Nevertheless, it's amazing how cruel he could be. Read morePublished 11 months ago by M. Trippi