In Discussion with Tom Hansen & Sean Beaudoin at Elliot Bay Book Company


Tom Hansen’s American Junkie, first published by Emergency Press in in 2010, comes out in a new edition this month from Softskull Press, with an introduction by Sean Beaudoin. Both writers appear together tonight, followed by a Q&A moderated by Jarret Middleton.

American Junkie takes you to the gristle-chewing tracks of the gnarly Emerald City before the first wave of Sub Pop loving kids arrived, back when our dreams here had more to do with New York City and Los Angeles than being known locally. It’s the period of post-punk fear and desperation that drives Hansen through most of the book that rings true for anyone who lived in the wastelands where the city’s clubs would spring up.”-Chris Estey