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Product Details

  • Paperback: 266 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 16, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1479295485
  • ISBN-13: 978-1479295487
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #703,545 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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New Jersey native, Danny Marianino, lives in Scottsdale, Arizona with his wife Krista and their three wacky dogs. He authored his first book, Don't Ever Punch a Rockstar: A Collection of Hate Mail and Other Crazy Rumors, in 2012. Currently, Danny is finishing up his next book due out in March of 2015.

Danny is also a horror programmer for both the Phoenix Film Festival and The International Horror and Sci-Fi Festival and he owned the always entertaining website, I Can Smell Your Brains.com, with his good buddy Brandon Kinchen. While it's painfully obvious he has an affinity for all things cinema, Danny has a huge bobble head collection, is addicted to buying old MAD Magazines, and avidly collects horror magazines.

While he often spends his evenings glued to The El Rey Network, changing the order on his Netflix queue, or barbecuing with friends, he also has a dude room dedicated to an overwhelming amount of nonsense. The multifaceted Marianino is more than just a movie buff, though, as he has had a well-chronicled music career. Danny has sang and played guitar in a number of punk bands and released albums worldwide. Some would call him a Renaissance man, but this king of movies, music, and barbecue is just a down-to-earth, very cool guy.

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This book is well written and very funny.
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I hope this book will make people laugh, understand internet bullying, and that you can make a positive out of a negative when a person just wants to "be".
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I could not put this book down, reading it from cover to cover in one sitting.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Nuclear Snake on July 22, 2013
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The book concerns the author's story of punching Danzig. He might also consider punching his editor -- or at least hiring a better one. This is one of the worst proofread books I've ever seen; almost literally every page has a misplaced and/or unnecessary apostrophe, with misspellings that spell check can't detect (such as "loose" when the intended word is clearly "lose") scattered throughout as well. Grammar is generally better -- but again, there are mistakes.

While such problems usually signal a rather torturous read, Danny Marianino is actually not too bad of a writer -- and his deeply personal style and the story manage to overcome the errors. As noted in the description, this book concerns the fallout from punching Danzig -- which is a lot more complicated than one would ever imagine. Just for a reflexive action against a guy who was clearly in the wrong and attacked first without provocation, Marianino has been subject to nearly a decade's worth of taunts, threats, insults, and malicious rumors. The book is punctuated throughout with many of the profanity-laden missives, which usually revolve around "unwashed" phalluses, the author's weight, or hatred for Marianino's band, the North Side Kings.

One can only conclude from the barrage of bile that Danzig has his share of idiots for fans; speaking of bad grammar, the majority of the author's critics look like they haven't even passed third grade English. By the same token, there are perhaps too many of the insults scattered throughout the storyline. Many aren't even worth the space, but some are funny -- such as a phony threat from the Church of Satan and conspiracy theories surrounding the incident that make Glenn Beck look rational.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Dirty on March 21, 2013
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Danny has a way of telling a story that makes you want to read it over an over again. This book is about more then punching the queen of darkness, it's about what it's really like playing music in the real world. Every 15 year old with aspirations of playing in a band needs two books this and get in the van.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By jason weddle on March 19, 2013
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This book is well written and very funny. It has alot more insight than just him punching Glenn Danzig out. I live in Phoenix, Arizona and I am friends with Danny and I'm a HUGE Misfits fan. I'm also friends with the guy that shot the footage of Danny and Danzig, And I'm friends with a few people that are witnessed in the back ground that saw the whole thing. I've heard different people's version's of what happened that night and the version that I believe the most is the one told to me personally by Danny. I think the collection of writings Danny has put together is amazingly entertaining and I hope to see a Vol. 2 eventually. By this book!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mister Monster on March 18, 2013
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You know those seminal moments in Rock 'n Roll? Jan and Dean getting drunk with the Beach Boys and singing backup on a cover of their own song despite their agent's warning not to? Alice Cooper accidentally killing a chicken onstage? Ozzy biting a bat's head off? The Led-Zeps and their shark? This book opens the vault and pours some daylight on one of those moments. It not only describes the frozen moment that is its focus...but it pulls the reader into that moment's world, gives you a ride in all the sputtering vans that carry stardom-hungry bands to less than profitable gigs. Hands you a drum case and asks you to lug it up a flight of beer-soaked stairs. Gives you a whiff of halitosis off the mike that the front man up before you in the set list breathed all over it.

You'll laugh your ass off. You'll wince at the inane, uninformed hate-mail. You'll empathize with a guy caught up in the cartoon realm of the punk-rock zeitgeist. Bottom line, you'll read it all. You'll read a lot of it several times and you'll flip through the photos again and again.

If you're a hard rock fan, a punk rock fan or have ever daydreamed of how you'd look with an eight-inch tall glue fin dyed blue...you're gonna want to read this book. It's a moment frozen in time...described by the guy who shared half of it. It's a cautionary fable, showing us all the price we might pay for being in the limelight for something over which we had no control.

Seminal rock 'n roll moment caught between two covers. Buy it, read it...read it again. Nothing else out there like it. Loved it.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jason Shevchuk on April 21, 2013
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The video of Danny Marianino laying out Danzig has it's place in rock n roll viral video history. In fact, it should be played on a loop at the Rock & Hall of Fame. I can only imagine the onslaught of contempt sent Danny's way. Now, thanks to this book, I no longer have to imagine. Danny has decided to share hate mail he's received over the years with his book "Don't Ever Punch A Rockstar" The hate mail ranges from hilarious to violent and often times violating and hurtful. This book goes beyond copying a pasting quotes from selected hate mail. Danny offers us a nice wrap around story about his life in music/movies and the scene he became a part of and helped nurture in Arizona. You may ask yourself, why would anyone want to read a story about the guy who knocked out Glenn Danzig? Maybe you wouldn't. We live in a time where the internet can make just about anyone accessible and vulnerable. It seems easy for people to write nasty comments about someone they don't even know, and these things linger, they don't just magically disappear from the internet. You hear about Cyber Bullying a lot these days in High Schools, and this is no different. I feel Danny had to write this book as a way of purging all this negative energy and turning it into something positive. This book is a fun read, but it's also a clear visual representation of how people hide behind the internet as a means to hurt someone.
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