Nothing's Bad Luck: The Lives of Warren Zevon


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Da Capo Press
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5.9 X 1.4 X 9.1 inches | 1.5 pounds
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About the Author

C. M. Kushins has been a freelance journalist for over fifteen years. After graduating from SUNY Empire State College with a degree in communications he worked for MTV and the NAACP. His writing has appeared in numerous print and online publications, including High Times and Creative Nonfiction. A musician himself, Nothing's Bad Luck is his first book. He lives in New York.


"Nothing's Bad Luck is a riveting, definitive, and exhaustive account of the suspenseful and eventful life of one of rock's most gifted and eccentric singer-songwriters, and one of the best rock and roll biographies of the past decade."
--Jay McInerney, author of Bright, Precious Days and Bright Lights, Big City
"The best of the books written thus far about Warren Zevon is Nothing's Bad Luck. C.M. Kushins follows the legendary singer/songwriter down streets mostly Californian and mean; like a good detective, he sifts through the relationships and songs left behind. What he uncovers makes for compelling reading."
--Kevin Avery, author of Everything Is an Afterthought: The Life and Writings of Paul Nelson

"Kushins's energetic writing and his deep dive into Zevon's life and music offers a rounded and complete portrait of an enigmatic musician."--Publishers Weekly, starred review
"This book will have you pulling out records, or launching your streaming app of choice, and digging into Zevon's exceptional catalog."--Brooklyn Rail
"[A] deep, rewarding and insightful biography... an embarrassment of riches on the Excitable Boy, Mr. Bad Example, and a howling L.A. werewolf."--The Houston Press
"[A] straightforward account, including a comprehensive discography, of Zevon's fascinating creative life."--Booklist
"Chad Kushins has delivered a nuanced, in-depth, loving look at this complicated figure, one that helps cement him as one of the most complex and captivating musicians of our times."
"[An] absorbing, compelling biography."--Shelf Awareness
"[An] appreciative but honest biography."--Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
"[Kushins] captures the essence of the brooding yet wickedly witty singer."--Booklist
Amazon, "Best Books of the Month in Biographies and Memoirs"
Amazon, "Best Books of the Year So Far in Humor and Entertainment"
"[Chad Kushins is] articulate and authoritative in recounting [Zevon's life] precisely because he knows his subject inside out."--All about Jazz