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.
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This book. One of the most incredible pieces of fiction I’ve read in quite some time. At one point, I fully believed they were a real band, real persons, and all I wanted was to search for their songs on Spotify. The characters are relatable—even though we may not all be rock n’ roll sensations—making you feel how genuine and human they really seem. There’s something anybody can connect with here. Did I mention how creative the author’s style is? If Daisy Jones and Billy Dunne were real people, I’d be one of their biggest fans—if I’m not already.
Taylor Jenkins Reid really switched up the tempo with this book, it was so refreshing. As a product of the 90’s it was great getting lost in the 70’s with rock and all its wonder. Definitely the highlight of my summer reads!