Welcome to Day #3 of the Die Young With Me Blog Tour!
To celebrate the release of Die Young With Me by Rob Rufus (9/20/16), blogs across the web are featuring exclusive content from Rob and 10 chances to win a copy of Die Young With Me, as well as two chances to win a Punk Rock Prize Pack in the Grand Prize Giveaway!
Two Truths and a Lie with Rob Rufus
Two truths and a lie about Rob Rufus:
1.) When I sing duets at karaoke, I only sing the girls’ parts.
2.) I took the LSAT, got accepted into law school, but decided to blow it off.
3.) I often regret getting my tattoos.
1.) The first draft of Die Young With Me was 800 pages long!
2.) I began writing about my experiences at the suggestion of my psychologist.
3.) The final sentence of the afterword was originally the final sentence of the forward.
Answer (highlight to reveal): The lie is #2
Two truths and a lie about cancer:
1.) Chemotherapy makes you lose weight.
2.) Even if your hair grows back, it’s often still patchy and weird.
3.) The long-term effects of childhood cancer are not well known, because, until the 1980s, the survival rate was too low to get any sufficient data.
Answer (highlight to reveal): The lie is #1.
Two truths and a lie about my teenage garage band, Defiance of Authority:
1.) I came up with the name in 8th grade, after reading it on the paperwork I got when I was suspended.
2.) In the course of the band, we covered not one, but two Bon Jovi songs.
3.) I’ve totally never been embarrassed to tell anyone that band name.
Answer (highlight to reveal): The lie is #3.
Stop by The Ravenous Reader tomorrow for the next stop on the tour!
Blog Tour Schedule:
September 19th – Mundie Moms
September 20th – BookHounds
September 21st – PageTurners
September 22nd – The Ravenous Reader
September 23rd – A Dream Within a Dream
September 26th – Positively Book Crazy
September 27th – Crossroad Reviews
September 28th – Book Briefs
September 29th – Addicted 2 Novels
September 30th – Once Upon A Twilight
In the tradition of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars and Me and Earl and the Dying Girl comes the incredibly moving true story of a teenager diagnosed with cancer and how music was the one thing that helped him get through his darkest days.
Punk’s not dead in rural West Virginia. In fact, it blares constantly from the basement of Rob and Nat Rufus—identical twin brothers with spiked hair, black leather jackets, and the most kick-ass record collection in Appalachia. To them, school (and pretty much everything else) sucks. But what can you expect when you’re the only punks in town?
When the brothers start their own band, their lives begin to change: they meet friends, they attract girls, and they finally get invited to join a national tour and get out of their rat box little town.
But their plans are cut short when Rob is diagnosed with a rare form of cancer that has already progressed to Stage Four. Not only are his dreams of punk rock stardom completely shredded, there is a very real threat that this is one battle that can’t be won.
While Rob suffers through nightmarish treatments and debilitating surgery, Nat continues on their band’s road to success alone. But as Rob’s life diverges from his brother’s, he learns to find strength within himself and through his music. Die Young With Me is a raw, honest account of a brave teen’s fight with cancer and the many ways music helped him cope through his recovery.
About the Author: Rob Rufus is a musician and writer living in Nashville. His band, Blacklist Royals, has released two full-length albums and played in sixteen countries over the past five years. Rob has written articles for Modern Drummer, Amp Magazine, Digital Tour Bus, and many music sites. Rob also works closely with the cancer community, including the Lance Armstrong Foundation, Stupid Cancer Podcast (the largest advocacy/support organization worldwide for teens with cancer), and Make-A-Wish Foundation. You can find him online at robrufus.net, on Twitter @rob_rufus, and Instagram @dieyoungwithme_official.
GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY
- Two (2) winners will receive a Punk Rock Prize Pack featuring a finished copy of Die Young With Me, an exclusive poster, a mix tape (ft. an excerpt of the book), Die Young With Me switchback comb (not pictured), and Rob Rufus punk rock vinyls
- Enter via the rafflecopter below
- US Only
- Ends 10/2 at midnight ET
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