The first quarter of the book is pretty much mentioning EVERY punk band that ever played a song. There was very little of "her" in the beginning just where she went and who she saw and who she did or didn't do. It was a little frustrating reading the same problems and stories as she describe them year after year. I was finding myself saying "Just get on with it already!" But I guess you have to see where she was before, so you can see how far she's come.