A collection of short stories spanning more than a decade woven together to create the misguided anti-love story of a young man learning about relationships and the opposite sex through music, movies, and television.
From music and baseball industry professional Sean (SW) Hammond, comes Mojo And The American Female, a collection of provocative short stories on his life as a Lost Boy in search of Winnie Cooper.
Raised on rock n’ roll, with a particularly strong affinity for women who rock, Hammond blends an unparalleled view of pop culture and philosophy that follows him from his early twenties through his early thirties. Mojo And The American Female is rich with photography capturing Hammond’s days as a tour manager on Warped Tour and working for Sony Music Entertainment, as well as bringing to life the music, movies, and television that has plagued his rational sense of love and relationships. From childhood viewings of Full House leading to his lifelong hatred of John Stamos, his introduction to the Riot Grrrl movement and Kathleen Hanna, and to a questionable infatuation with The OC’s Summer Roberts – each story blends a reflective Kevin Arnold-like inner monolog with Wild Turkey.
Mojo and the American Female is the byproduct of one too many romantic comedies. Inspiration, enlightenment, and delusion fuel Hammond’s quest as he searches for a bit of meaning to life and someone to share it with.
My Rating: 5 stars
Mojo and the American Female by Sean Hammond is a book that targets many readers of all ages. There are a lot references to movies, music and a journey of one’s life throughout these things. I thought that this book was highly interesting in that I have not read anything like it. There is so much inside tis book that readers will be reading it over and over again. Readers will catch onto the themes and enjoy following Sean Hammond’s book based on pop culture. This can be read in one sitting and is very educational in its own way. I enjoyed reading this debut book, and I highly recommend it to readers everywhere.