‘Please kill me’ is an account of the rise and fall of Punk from a largely New York perspective. It’s an Oral History, so is told entirely via snippets of interviews with many of the famous and infamous people involved (eg The Ramones, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Malcolm McLaren etc), and is all the better for it.
I know very little about Punk, but still found this a thoroughly entertaining read – plenty of gossip, bitching, and outrageous sex & drug stories – as well as a fascinating look into the beginnings of Punk from the viewpoint of people who were actually there.
Rolling Stone calls it “an honest detailed oral history, uncensored – hell, filthy – and fascinating”.
You won’t be bored! :)