NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A gripping novel about the whirlwind rise of an iconic 1970s rock group and their beautiful lead singer, revealing the mystery behind their infamous breakup.
“I devoured Daisy Jones & The Six in a day, falling head over heels for it. Daisy and the band captured my heart.”—Reese Witherspoon (Reese’s Book Club x Hello Sunshine book pick)
Everyone knows DAISY JONES & THE SIX, but nobody knows the reason behind their split at the absolute height of their popularity . . . until now.
Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixties, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go Go. The sex and drugs are thrilling, but it’s the rock ’n’ roll she loves most. By the time she’s twenty, her voice is getting noticed, and she has the kind of heedless beauty that makes people do crazy things.
Also getting noticed is The Six, a band led by the brooding Billy Dunne. On the eve of their first tour, his girlfriend Camila finds out she’s pregnant, and with the pressure of impending fatherhood and fame, Billy goes a little wild on the road.
Daisy and Billy cross paths when a producer realizes that the key to supercharged success is to put the two together. What happens next will become the stuff of legend.
The making of that legend is chronicled in this riveting and unforgettable novel, written as an oral history of one of the biggest bands of the seventies. Taylor Jenkins Reid is a talented writer who takes her work to a new level with Daisy Jones & The Six, brilliantly capturing a place and time in an utterly distinctive voice.
Praise for Daisy Jones & The Six
“Backstage intrigue is the engine of Daisy Jones & The Six. . . . [A] celebration of American mythmaking.”—Vogue
“Reid’s novel so resembles a memoir of a real band and conjures such true-to-life images of the seventies music scene that readers will think they’re listening to Fleetwood Mac or Led Zeppelin. Reid is unsurpassed in her ability to create complex characters working through emotions that will make your toes curl.”—Booklist (starred review)
“Reid delivers a stunning story of sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll in the 1960s and ’70s in this expertly wrought novel. Mimicking the style and substance of a tell-all celebrity memoir . . . Reid creates both story line and character gold. The book’s prose is propulsive, original, and often raw.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Framed as the giddy oral history of a notorious fictional band, Daisy Jones & The Six looks at the real-world ecstasy and excess of ’70s rock ’n’ roll. Best known for writing devourable contemporary romances, Taylor Jenkins Reid has a gift for peering into her characters’ innermost thoughts and anxieties. That comes in handy when she’s describing headstrong heroine Daisy’s love-hate fireworks with bandleader Billy Dunne. Instead of turning Daisy’s trajectory—rebellious childhood, illicit appetites, self-discovery through music—into a Behind the Music cautionary tale, Reid creates a rich, nuanced portrait of the counterculture’s heyday.
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Nailed it! Total page TURNER
I loved this booonfrom start to finish. The ending was even better than the middle which i thought was great. Thank you for writing an amazing book!!!
Daisy Jones and the Six
I loved this book right from the start, the author’s writing style, the book’s documentary feel, the quirky yet believable characters, the depiction of love, marriage and motherhood -the good, the bad and the ugly of it all. I honestly loved every word and though I have never read the same book twice I am tempted to do so. Well done!
Lovely read for anyone who loves music.
The story builds - you have to stay with it. Character development was slower than I like. Lacked lush details, with that this book would pop into the brilliant category. Overall a solid read with a few gripping, teary eyed lines. Lyrics at the end were a fantastic touch!