Meet Alex, the teenager I always wanted to be when I was a teenager. Actually, scratch that; at *censored* years of age, I still want to be like Alex, the fourteen year old rock star heroine of Joyce Raskin’s new book My Misadventures as a Teenage Rock Star. Through playing music, Alex gains a strong sense of self-empowerment and identity, making Misadventures a positive model for women both young and old. Just as importantly, Misadventures is fun to read – in fact, I read it straight through without putting it down.
The book also inspires curiousity about its author, Joyce Raskin, who is a rock star in her own right, playing in the band Scarce. Here’s what she has to say to Chicktellectual.com about being a teenage girl, rock star and risk-taker.