“J.J. Colagrande’s first novel is a cause for rejoicing. He is a natural writer, and will be an inspiration for other young writers to tell their stories as well as he tells his. He knows about the contemporary music scene because he is part of it. He has the rare combination of being an informed and perceptive listener and a brilliant writer. Buy his book. You won’t be disappointed!”

David Amram, author Offbeat: Collaborating with Kerouac

click here to read David’s favorite deleted scene


“This book would appeal to anyone interested in understanding
the unique tang of a restless, questing generation.”

James W. Hall, author Hell’s Bay and Magic City


“The marvel of his gritty and propulsive first novel, Headz, is that right out of the gates, J. J. Colagrande has staked claim on a wild new territory of ecstatic music and young love in a time of hedonism. A guest at the movable feast that is The Show, Thelonious Horowitz, a stranger in his own land, idealist and musician, travels across America to find himself or to lose himself, he’s not sure which. So hop in, but strap on your seatbelt and hold on to your top hat. The road’s a little bumpy up ahead.”

John Dufresne, author Requiem, Mass.

click here to read John’s favorite deleted scene


“Headz gets inside the next generation jam band scene and turns it back out. It moves like great music in your brain and keeps you groovin’ until the last page. Tune in, turn on, and pick up this book.”

Peter Conners, author Growing Up Dead: The Hallucinated Confessions of a Teenage Deadhead