Abram Shalom Himelstein is the co-founder of New Mouth from the Dirty South, and is also co-founder of the Neighborhood Story Project, a community documentary program in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is also the author of What the Hell Am I Doing Here?
Jamie Schweser, in 2003, traveled across India and Nepal in search of his punk rock spirit animal, carrying nothing but a Slingshot organizer, a Leatherman multi-tool and a Los Crudos patch.
Tales of a Punk Rock Nothing is published by New Mouth from the Dirty South, a partner of Garrett County Press.
Tales of a Punk Rock Nothing
by Abram Shalom Himelstein & Jamie Schweser
New Mouth from the Dirty South
Kindle, iBooks, NOOK, Google, Kobo
This is a novel about a Jewish kid from Tennessee, who moves to D.C. and hangs out with militant vegetarians, manifesto-writing shoplifters, and strippers who write feminist theory. The story is told through journals, letters and zines. It's got everything you could want out of a novel: a chase scene, a sex scene, plus angst-ridden critiques of American society.
"The story is fun and engaging and will ring true to anyone who has ever spent any time debating the ethics of eating honey."
"This book does a great job of describing the attitudes of the 1990s DIY punk scene .... Recommended reading for anyone who's ever wanted to fit in, be a punk, or both."
To read an interview with Abram on Bookslut, click here.
To listen to Abram and Jamie on NRP, click here.