Joe is a forty-year-old rock legend. Kristin is a stripper half his age.

She calls him her soul mate; he calls her his family.

Together they are a fairytale gone awry with celebrity friends, luxury travel, torrid affairs, and piles and piles of cocaine. Sam Kinison dies, Stevie Nicks might be high, and Ringo is all peace, love, and magic. There’s a marriage proposal on crack (two, to be exact) and hefty dose of every addiction known to man.

About Rock Monster

Far from bitter or self-pitying, Rock Monster is an honest account of one woman’s life-changing experience in a relationship with guitar legend Joe Walsh. At once envious, glamorous, debauched, and disturbing, it’s her journey from life in the fast lane…to redemption and sobriety.

Joe is a forty-year-old rock-and-roll legend, famed guitarist and former Eagles member. Kristin is a stripper half his age, in college to be a screenwriter. Recently off meth, she is studious and lonely. Joe is a longtime addict, newly single and spiraling. She calls him her soul mate; he calls her his family. Together they are a fairytale gone awry with celebrity friends, luxury travel, torrid affairs, and piles and piles of cocaine. Sam Kinison dies, Stevie Nicks might be high, and Ringo is all peace, love, and magic. There’s a marriage proposal on crack (two, to be exact) and hefty dose of every addiction known to man.

The luckiest girl alive is a train going off the rails. “Pleasure seeking and pain management look a lot alike to outsiders,” says Kristin. “Insiders too, for the record.” Rock Monster is one insider’s spellbinding story.

It’s essential reading for classic rock fans and anyone whose life has been touched by addiction. Kristin Casey pulls no punches, sharing personal details with self-awareness, humor, and affection. Sharply written, bold and incisive, it’s the worldly-wise tome only an ex-addict, ex-stripper, and ex-rock-chick could give us.

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Kristin Casey

Kristin Casey’s previous publishing credits include short stories, essays, articles, and poetry in the Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, The Nervous Breakdown, Metal Scratches, From The Asylum, Beginnings, Penwomanship, and $pread. Her screenplays have placed as high as Nicholl quarterfinalist, AFF second rounder, and Cynosure quarterfinalist.

She’s a recovered alcoholic and addict who’s rigorously inventoried her every resentment and relinquished ninety percent of them. She’s survived clinical depression, a suicide attempt, numerous addictions, the panhandle of Texas, and seventeen years of Catholicism. Her first book, Rock Monster, documents her tumultuous six-year relationship with rock legend and Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh—at once glamorous, debauched, drug-fueled, and destructive—and their slow motion train wreck breakup.

She writes about addiction, dependency, identity, intimacy, and sexuality. Her comma policy is to throw a handful at the computer screen and where they land is where they stay.

She lives in Austin, Texas, doing her part to keep it weird as a sexpert, intimacy coach, and IPSA trained Surrogate Partner Intern.

Other Books by Kristin Casey

Book One

Kristin is in college to be a screenwriter. Recently off meth, she is studious and lonely.

Book Two

Joe is a famed guitarist and former Eagles member. Joe is a longtime addict, newly single and spiraling.

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