I Slept with Joey Ramone - Mickey Leigh

I Slept with Joey Ramone

By Mickey Leigh

  • Release Date: 2011-01-11
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
From 50 Ratings


“A powerful story of punk-rock inspiration and a great rock bio” (Rolling Stone), now in paperback.

When the Ramones recorded their debut album in 1976, it heralded the true birth of punk rock. Unforgettable front man Joey Ramone gave voice to the disaffected youth of the seventies and eighties, and the band influenced the counterculture for decades to come. With honesty, humor, and grace, Joey’s brother, Mickey Leigh, shares a fascinating, intimate look at the turbulent life of one of America’s greatest—and unlikeliest—music icons. While the music lives on for new generations to discover, I Slept with Joey Ramone is the enduring portrait of a man who struggled to find his voice and of the brother who loved him.


  • Love

    By manicash
    Very insightful into Joey’s complicated and inspirational life and journey from Jeff Hyman to Joey Ramone, and the love that his brother and mother had for Jeff throughout his entire life. Such a captivating read. Thank you Mickey Leigh.
  • Thanks Mickey, you did your brother proud!

    By Nimbus 9
    Great read with lots of insight and perspective from a true insider; brings together the complex story of a man who truly lived with passion and created a musical legacy for all to enjoy!
  • 😊

    By Crabbe
    Best. Book. Ever.