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You can order Deanna Adam's book,

Confessions of a Not-so-Good Catholic Girl.

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Here's what others are saying about Confessions of a Not-So-Good Catholic Girl:

Deanna has "produced a series of crisp, witty, honest essays . . . an accomplished essayist." - Cool


"Her delivery is candid, forthright, and amusing.

Adams perspective is no-nonsense; she shoots straight from the hip with a voice that conveys a direct and open-minded attitude." - National Association of Baby Boomer Women.





Reading Deanna Adams' "Confession of a Not-So-Good Catholic Girl" is more fun than smoking rope with the Pope" - Michael Heaton, Minister of Culture, Cleveland Plain Dealer 



"An interesting, entertaining book" - Jim McIntyre, WDOK's Morning "Infoman"

"Adams can be funny. She can be poignant. 



Confessions of a Not-So-Good Catholic Girl is a collection of true tales about growing up a baby boomer in the Midwest.


These coming-of-age stories, wide ranging in subject matter, are slices of life, experiences most of us share: internal conflicts, personal relationships, life-altering moments—whether you grew up Catholic or not.

Weave in historic events and pop culture trends and you have a book of nostalgic adventures that will evoke your own life memories—with laughter, warmth, and fond reflection. 

She can be brutally honest. . . . It's a woman's story. It's a bike-ridin', Rolling Stones-lovin', motherhood story. And it might be your story too." -The News-Herald.

Click Here to Read Some Excerpts . . .


"Cleveland's Rock and Roll Roots" will be available by Arcadia Publishing. The book is filled with 180 vintage photographs and images from the 1950s through the 1970s. Rock bands, deejays, clubs, and all those rockin' concerts that made this era a great time in music history!  

SAVE THE DATE! The Book Launching for Deanna's new rock book will be held Saturday, February 6, at the World Famous Agora. Stay Tuned for More Details.

See: Cleveland's Rock and Roll Roots - Arcadia Publishing


To order: Call toll free 1-800-247-6553

Book Description

"Rock 'n' Roll and the Cleveland Connection" is the first in-depth look at the people, venues, and artists that made Cleveland the "Rock 'n' Roll Capital of the World."

Author Deanna Adams conducted personal interviews with more than 300 musicians, managers, deejays, promoters, record executives, and club owners - all pioneers of this new musical movement - to compile these chapters in musical history.

From the Publisher
Deanna Adams spent hundreds of hours researching recollections of the musicians, deejays, journalists, and fans who made up the Cleveland rock scene from the 1950s to the 1990s. The Kent State University Press is pleased to be the publisher of this excellent book.

From the Inside Flap
It’s no wonder Cleveland is home to the internationally famous Rock and Roll Hall of Fame—Cleveland disk jockey Alan Freed coined the phrase for this new musical phenomenon nearly 50 years ago; Casey Kasem fine-tuned his long-running broadcasting career in Cleveland; and Cleveland witnessed the rise of such widely recognized groups as the James Gang, the Outsiders, Damnation of Adam Blessing, and the Raspberries. Nearby Canton gave us the O’Jays, and Akron spawned Devo and Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders. And the rock concert was practically invented in Cleveland in 1952, when Alan Freed convened the first Moondog Coronation Ball. By the 1970s Cleveland had become a proving ground for superstars in the making. "Rock ’n’ Roll and the Cleveland Connection" is the first in-depth look at the people, venues, and artists that made Cleveland the "Rock ’n’ Roll Capital of the World."

About the Author
Deanna Adams is a life-long resident of Cleveland who grew up with rock music. She is a freelance writer whose articles have appeared in Northern Ohio Live, Ohio Magazine, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and other publications.

Some Comments about this Book:

"This is the Rosetta Stone for those who care about music and Cleveland. Fans and novices alike will love reading this book and keeping it for future reference."- Terry Stewart President and CEO, Rock and Roll hall of Fame and Museum 

"Deanna Adams has written an exhaustive, impressive and highly entertaining piece of pop culture history that puts Cleveland right where it belongs: at the heart of rock 'n' roll."- Michael Heaton "Minister of Culture" Cleveland Plain Dealer 

"Deanna Adams has done her homework! She has written THE informative and entertaining journey through Cleveland's own Rock 'n' Roll history. A great read for any rock fan."- Michael Anthony Bass player for Van Halen

"Chock-full of details and interesting stories, it reflects the rich and colorful history that has always been the genesis of Cleveland's rock 'n' roll scene. While the Rock Hall offers the sights and sounds of music history, Ms. Adams's book provides the road map and written documentation of Cleveland's rock history (including what was happening in rock culture throughout the nation) in an accurate and entertaining portrayal." - Walt Tiburski Vice President/General Manager Infinity Broadcasting Company


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