Books by Ben Fong-Torres

WILLIN' by Ben Fong-Torres
Released: Nov. 15, 2013

"Those who are already fans will appreciate the few revelations here."
An eclectic Los Angeles rock band of the 1970s that deserved a much larger following isn't likely to reach one through this serviceable biography. Read full book review >
Released: April 14, 1994

"An enjoyable, thought-provoking tale of family ties and cultural identity, but rock 'n' roll fans may be frustrated by the author's emphases."
A tender, sometimes funny memoir by a son of Chinese immigrants who became a writer and Rolling Stone editor. Read full book review >
HICKORY WIND by Ben Fong-Torres
Released: July 10, 1991

"A skillfully drawn portrait, tragic and absorbing. (Eight pages of photos—not seen.)"
Fong-Torres, 12 years an editor at Rolling Stone and currently feature writer for the San Francisco Chronicle, presents a richly detailed life of Gram Parsons—a musician who, although his records sold poorly and he died in 1973 at the age of 26, continues to be cited as a seminal influence by musicians as diverse as Emmy Lou Harris, Keith Richards, Tom Petty, and Elvis Costello. Read full book review >