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
“Each character is compelling but Daisy Jones is the star. She’s a blazing talent who is unapologetic in her sexuality and lives life on her own terms. . . . Like a poignant song with lyrics that speak to your soul, Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid will transport you to another place and time.”—Associated Press
“Reid’s wit and gift for telling a perfectly paced story make this one of the most enjoyably readable books of the year.”—Nylon
“Wildly delicious.” —Entertainment Weekly
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.
Customer ReviewsSee All
Was not a fan
Just did not find it interesting I struggled to get through it.
I read The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, and was so excited to devour this book as well. But I found myself disappointed by a tame story taking place in the era of classic rock.
This book had a lot of potential because a lot of people are fascinated by the era in which it takes place. But, I found the book made me feel anything but nostalgic. The main characters I found to be stagnant, and many of the secondary characters are forgettable. I also couldn’t get into the writing style (written as an oral history), but maybe that’s a preference.
True fans of classic rock really won’t find themselves liking this book. It doesn’t paint a realistic picture of what life was like for a musician on top of the world, specifically when it comes to Billy.
All in all, you could have told me this book was written by a fifteen year old, and I would have believed you. Really disappointed.