Laura Davis-Chanin


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 Laura Davis-Chanin is a founding member of the band the Student Teachers, and the author of the book about her experiences in the NY punk scene, The Girl in the Back: A Female Drummer's Life with Bowie, Blondie, and the '70s Rock Scene.

After being diagnosed with MS at the age of nineteen, she left Rock ‘n’ Roll and returned to school and eventually became a lawyer. Her love of writing was always constant, and since leaving law behind and finishing The Girl in the Back, she is working on the autobiography of Michael Alago, a unique and remarkable person who brought Metallica to the world, as well as a novel based on true events about her mother, entitled "A Finished Noise.”

Laura is also the co-host of the podcast on Philosophy and Fiction called "Phi Fic" on The Partially Examined podcast network.

The Girl in the Back was named one of the Top 10 Music Books of 2018 by BILLBOARD magazine.

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