Tim Mohr has co-written best-selling memoirs by Duff McKagan of Guns 'n' Roses, Paul Stanley of KISS, and Gil Scott-Heron. He is also an award-winning translator of German novels, including Why We Took the Car and Sand by Wolfgang Herrndorf, Wetlands by Charlotte Roche and The Hottest Dishes of the Tartary Cuisine by Alina Bronsky. While a staff editor at Playboy magazine, he worked with Hunter S. Thompson and Matt Taibbi, among others. His writing has appeared in many publications, including the New York Times Book Review, Inked and Daily Beast. Prior to starting his writing career, Tim spent the 1990s as a DJ in Berlin.
Wildly entertaining . . . A thrilling tale . . . A joy in the way it brings back punk's fury and high stakes - VogueOriginal and inspiring . . . Mohr has written an important work of Cold War cultural history - Wall Street JournalA thrilling and essential social history that details the rebellious youth movement that helped change the world - Rolling Stone[A] riveting and inspiring history of punk's hard-fought struggle in East Germany - New York Times Book Review