A stunningly candid and inspiring memoir of recovery from addiction and the ´90s, by Hole drummer Patty Schemel Patty Schemel was a drummer at the epicenter of the Seattle grunge scene in the early ´90s, best known for her work with the alternative rock band Hole. Hit So Hard begins with stories from a childhood informed by the AA meetings Schemel´s parents hosted in the family living room. Their divorce triggered her rebellious adolescence and first forays into drinking at age 11, which coincided with her passion for punk rock and playing drums. Her efforts to come to terms with her sexuality further drove her memorably hard playing, and by the late ´80s Schemel was performing regularly in well-regarded bands in Tacoma, Seattle, and Olympia. She met Kurt Cobain at a Melvins show, pre-Nirvana, and less than five years later she would be living with him and his wife, Hole front-woman Courtney Love, at the height of his fame and on the cusp of hers. As Hole´s new drummer, Schemel contributed memorable, driving drum parts to hits like ´´Beautiful Son´´, ´´Violet´´, ´´Doll Parts´´, and ´´Miss World´´. But the band was plagued by tragedy and addiction, and by the time Hole went on tour in support of their ironically titled and critically acclaimed album Live Through This in 1994, both Cobain and Hole bassist Kristen Pfaff were dead at age 27. With surprising candor and wit, Schemel intimately documents the events surrounding her exit from the band in 1998 that led to her dramatic descent into a life of homelessness and crime on the streets of Los Angeles and the difficult but rewarding path to sobriety after over 20 serious attempts to get clean. Hit So Hard chronicles the extraordinary coming of age of a musician and an addict during the last great era of rock ´n´ roll excess. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patty Schemel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/003518/bk_hach_003518_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With close to 30 years experience in the business, Nicholas Kazan knows a few things about screenwriting. He has mastered research skills to write scripts based on true events like Frances, At Close Range, Patty Hearst, and Reversal of Fortune, which earned him an Oscar nomination. He has the knowledge of handling life after the nomination and how to manage studio notes and incorporate changes without weakening the script. He has the expertise of directing his own script, Dream Lover, and writing with a partner, including a collaboration with his wife Robin Swicord on the adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic, Matilda. And on top of all that, this seasoned professional offers insight as to why he doesn´t do lunches, what it takes to develop screenwriting muscles, and why life is always a comedy.Your Host: Producer Mike De Luca is responsible for some of the most groundbreaking films of the last 15 years. After enrolling in New York University´s film studies program at 17, De Luca dropped out four credits shy of graduation to take an unpaid internship at New Line Cinema. He advanced quickly there under the tutelage of founder Robert Shaye and eventually became president of production. The Mask (1994), Se7en (1995), Boogie Nights (1997), Dark City (1998), Pleasantville (1998), and Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) were all released under his supervision. In 2003, De Luca left New Line to become president of production at DreamWorks. After a brief tenure there, he left and signed a deal with Sony Pictures, where he produced Zathura (2005) and Ghost Rider (2006). A writer as well, De Luca wrote the screenplays for Freddy´s Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991) and In the Mouth of Madness (1994). 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike DeLuca. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/dial/000012/sp_dial_000012_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.