Interview on the Start The Music! Podcast

I was recently interviewed by Katrina Griffiths of the Start The Music! podcast about NOFX: The Hepatits Bathtub and Other Stories, "NOFX: Backstage Passport," my time with Dead Kennedys, and my new travel blog!

Check out the episode on the Start The Music website or download it via iTunes and enjoy it while you're supposed to be working! (The interview section starts around the 14 minute mark)

Now I Know How To Say "Hepatitis" En Francais...

"NOFX: The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories" is now available in a French translation!

The French edition of "Baignoires Hepatites et Autres Histoires" also features some very cool alternate cover artwork:

Reading, Signing, And Q&A At "It's Not Dead 2" Festival

If you're heading to this year's "It's Not Dead" Fest, I'll be doing a reading from NOFX: The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories in the "Punks Well Read" tent.

It'll be followed by a Q&A, so come prepared with any questions you might have about the book! Copies will be available for purchase on site and I'll be available to sign them after the Q&A.

(And then I'll be dancing to The Selecter! Hope to see you there!)

My New Travel Blog!

For years I've talked about starting a travel blog...I've finally turned all that talk into action!

You can also follow the blog on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. (Any shares/likes/re-tweets/re-grams/wuphfs/piperchats/etc. are much appreciated!)

Articles coming soon about my recent travels to Tunisia, Oregon, Rwanda, New Orleans, and more!

Check out a sample of the NOFX Audiobook! (German translation and limited edition hardcover also available!)

Many people have asked about an Audiobook version of the NOFX biography, and the band has delivered! Fat Mike, Eric Melvin, Smelly, and El Hefe each narrate their own chapters, and Jello Biafra and Tommy Chong narrate the chapters of former band members Steve and Dave. Check out a sample of one of Tommy/Dave's chapters below:

You can pick up the CD version on Amazon or Barnes and Noble or you can download it directly from Audible.

German-speaking fans should also know that the book is now also available in Deutsch!

And Fat Wreck Chords has printed up a limited edition HARDCOVER version of the book that they are releasing as a collector's bundle. It comes packaged with a color 7" featuring four never-before-released songs that the band recorded in a basement in 1987 and an oversized Hepatitis Bath Towel!

Thanks again to everyone who has picked up a copy of the book (in whatever format or language) and thanks for the continually awesome online reviews!

More translations are on their way... Stay tuned!

An Awesome Review, Vermin On The Mount, and a Portuguese Translation!

An insanely flattering review of "NOFX: The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other stories" by fellow rock memoir author Jim Ruland ended up landing me a spot in the lineup of his long-running reading series, Vermin On The Mount.

I'll be reading selections from "The Hepatitis Bathtub" at the 12th anniversary edition of Vermin on the Mount on Saturday, August 20th at 7pm at 3RDSPACE in San Diego.

Other authors include Lisa Brackmann, David Fromm, Rebecca Gonzales, Shelby Gubba, Shawna Kenney, and Scot Sothern. (Admission is free!)

Meanwhile, "The Hepatitis Bathtub" is being translated into several different languages...the first one that has become available is a Portuguese translation, available from

(More translations and an audio book coming soon!)

"NOFX: The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories" hits the NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLERS LIST!!!

It's official! The book I co-authored with NOFX, The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories, hit #9 on the New York Times Best Sellers list during it's first week of publication, and has remained on the list for a second week as well!

I was able to celebrate the news with my family and the band during a recent trip to the east coast, where I attended sold-out book signings in my home state of Pennsylvania and at the legendary Strand Bookstore in New York City. (Pictures below!)

Thanks to all the fans and curious readers who purchased copies of the book and helped us make the list! And thanks to all my friends and family for putting up with my new habit of dropping the phrase "New York Times Best Selling Author" into casual conversation whenever possible.

And if you haven't picked up your copy of the New York Times Best Selling autobiography of one of the world's most influential and controversial punk bands, you can pick up this New York Times Best Seller from Amazon or Barnes and Noble or wherever New York Times Best Selling books are sold!

Check-in at the Doylestown Bookshop

Smelly has a way with kids...
...and so does Mike

El Hefe before the signing at The Strand in NYC
A fan brought his lightsaber to the signing. Fat Mike immediately attempted to use it as a sex toy.
The people at the Strand said NOFX sold more copies at their signing than Buzz Aldrin did at his. (Sorry, Buzz...second place again!)

"NOFX: The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories" is OUT NOW! (And doing pretty well!)

The book I co-authored with NOFX, NOFX: The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories, was released on April 12th and managed to crack the Top 100 list on Amazon and the Top 50 at Barnes and Noble within the first week!

The reader reviews have been extremely flattering and the critics have been kind as well:

New Noise Magazine
Live Nation TV
Ground Control Magazine
For The Love Of Punk

The response on social media has been amazing, with people posting pictures of their reaction to the book on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, and using the hashtag #hepatitisbathtub. (It's hard to pick a favorite, but this pic and caption by Noodles from The Offspring is certainly a top contender!)

NOFX is currently on tour supporting the book, and doing daily book signings in each city! Below are some pictures from their recent signing at Book Soup in Los Angeles:

The line outside

May as well get some reading done while you wait!

Really loving the t-shirts they made for this tour... the Seuss parody was the original cover concept for the book, and the Pepsi shirt reads "NOFX: The choice of a Hep C Generation."

This is the first instance of Hepatitis Bathtub cosplay I've seen! The pink polo shirt with the safety pin is a reference to Mike's first chapter. 
Smelly gets bored easily.

Me with the band

Thanks to everyone who has been supporting the book and saying nice things about it online! I'm planning to attend the book signings at the Doylestown Bookshop in PA and at The Strand in New York so hopefully I'll see you there!