Patty Schemel Hit So Hard - A Memoir

Label
White Rabbit
Released
4th July 2024

Description
FOREWORD BY AUDREY GOLDEN, AUTHOR OF I THOUGHT I HEARD YOU SPEAK
Hit So Hard is a memoir of renewal and hope; a window onto the 90s Seattle grunge
scene, and a testament to the enduring power of the music Patty helped create as
drummer in Hole with Courtney Love. With a brand new introduction by Audrey Golden to
cast a new light on the book today, and published for the first time in the UK as part of
White Rabbit’s Deep Cuts series, Hit So Hard documents her life in the band, battle with
addiction and descent into homelessness on the streets of LA; and her rewarding path to
sobriety and happiness.
‘Though Hit So Hard is ultimately a deeply personal story, it’s also the story of one of the
most successful bands of the ’90s: Hole…Schemel describes her years with the band with
the same unflinching honesty and eye for telling detail that she brings to all parts of her
life’ LA Weekly
‘Not a book one should approach lightly or ‘just’ for the behind the scenes tales. If you
want them, you’ll certainly get them, but they’re not why you should read…[Schemel’s]
voice is an engaging one throughout, honest but not tendentious, often vivid in her sense
of exact detail’
The Quietus