Fine Fine Music
Cassie J. Sneider reads "Sugar Sugar," a story from her hilarious collection Fine Fine Music about the hazardous effects of being forced to wear a sexy wizard costume for Halloween at the age of 10. (Running Time: 12:03)
Fine Fine Music is a collection of stories about the other side of rock and roll and coming of age in the land that time forgot. Lake Ronkonkoma is stuck in 1981, an alcoholic blackout of unnatually tan people waxing their Camaros to Foreigner on cassette and knowing the words to every Billy Joel song whether you want to or not. From an internship making Seamonkey costumes, a childhood fear of My Buddy dolls, and a heartbreaking crush on Aerosmith, funny lady Cassie J. Sneider delivers her tales of growing up in a land of fist-pumping Snookies with the antagonistic wit of a record store clerk.
About the Author:
Cassie J. Sneider: Cassie J. Sneider grew up in the murky depths of Lake Ronkonkoma, New York, a town with a haunted lake, a trailer park, and a record store. She put 240,000 miles on a Toyota Echo doing readings all over the country. She has been published in the2ndhand, Sadie magazine, Newsday, Savage Love, and when she was eleven, Ann Landers' advice column. She has a B.A. in English that she has often thought about while working at bookstores and strip clubs, and once, when she found it in a broken frame under a box of old lottery tickets and Christmas ornaments at her mom's house. Cassie J. Sneider collects 8-tracks and new friends. You can catch her on the Sister Spit 2012 national tour.
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