Rick Bragg--Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story

A monumental figure on the American landscape, Jerry Lee Lewis gave rock and roll its devil’s edge; caused riots and boycotts with his incendiary performances; nearly scuttled his career by marrying his thirteen-year-old second cousin—his third wife of seven; ran a decades-long marathon of drugs, drinking, and women; nearly met his maker, twice; suffered the deaths of two sons and two wives, and the indignity of an IRS raid that left him with nothing but the broken-down piano he started with; performed with everyone from Elvis Presley to Keith Richards to Bruce Springsteen to Kid Rock—and survived it all to be hailed as “one of the most creative and important figures in American popular culture and a paradigm of the Southern experience.”  Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story is the Killer’s life as he lived it, and as he shared it over two years with our greatest bard of Southern life: Rick Bragg.  He will be in the store for a reading/discussion and signing.

Event date: 
12/12/2014 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
720 9th St
Durham, NC 27705-4803
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ISBN: 9780062078223
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Published: Harper - October 28th, 2014