Dean Strickland’s New Book “I Wish You Would Kill Yourself Like Your Brother or Like Kurt Cobain” is About the Author Following His Dream of Playing Rock 'n' Roll

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Recent release “I Wish You Would Kill Yourself Like Your Brother or Like Kurt Cobain” from Page Publishing author Dean Strickland is the story of the author’s time as a music major at the University of North Texas College of Music in Denton, Texas and how he really wanted his story to get out to the world. Strickland knew he would have to write it himself, since he was not known; and write it he did.

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Dean Strickland, AKA Roland Numbers, the bassist and singer for the Los Angeles based duo of musical brothers, Chemical Diary, has completed his new book “I Wish You Would Kill Yourself Like Your Brother or Like Kurt Cobain”: a riveting tale of how the author along with his guitarist brother, Doug, AKA Dudee, are making things happen in Hollywood, California by writing, recording and releasing music independently, appearing on TV and in film, and gracing the cover of a music magazine in May of 2017.

According to Strickland, “(I) was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi in in 1967. (I am) the next to the youngest of eight siblings. (I am) one of the three little boys, a term used by (my) family all throughout (my) formidable years. (I am) an Amateur Organization of Karate champion, circa 1989-91, from the Strickland Karate Academy of Everman, Texas, owned and operated by (my) mother, Bobbie Strickland. Also, (I am) a graduate of the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California, from where (I) received journeyman's certificates by completing all the qualifications in the Voice Institute of Technology, Guitar Institute of Technology, and the Recording Artist Program. Additionally, (I am) known for (my) story as a hitchhiking musician that appeared on TV and radio and was written about in numerous newspapers and magazines throughout the United States and the World, circa 2005-2009. After all those years of traveling, (I) lived awhile in Bandera, Texas where (I) met up again with (my) brother, Doug, circa 2010-2014.”

Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Dean Strickland’s intriguing work details the trials of the author in following his musical dreams.

Guilty of falling in love, Strickland paid in a big way when charged in a court of law, and wrongfully, or maybe not, gets diagnosed by a first semester Psychology major. Although Strickland did not let that get in the way of him following his dream of being a Rock 'n' Roll musician. The names have not been changed to protect the guilty. This book includes poems and song lyrics exerting such emotion it makes one cry.

Readers who wish to experience this riveting work can purchase “I Wish You Would Kill Yourself Like Your Brother or Like Kurt Cobain” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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