Punk Rock, Teenagers, and Emo tells the story of a cultural moment that's happening right now-the nexus point where teen culture, music, and the web converge to create something new. From the '80s to the '00s, from the basement to the stadium, from tour buses to chat rooms, and from the diary to the computer screen, Nothing Feels Good narrates the story of emo from the inside out and explores the way this movement is taking shape in real time and with real hearts on the line. He captures a place in time and a moment on the stage in a way only a true music fan can. And you know, you get on with your life. Nothing Feels Good is the first book to explore this exciting moment in music history and Greenwald has been given unprecedented access to the bands and to their fans. It was like, 'This day is the first day of my life my father hasn't been alive to … like, I'm on Earth, and he's not on Earth. But Gloria then added, "He's pretty incredible which, you know, I'm biased anyway. Paul's sister, Mandi, helps run the show; nephew Henry is the bat boy. They weren't really old enough to see any of the [Judd] Apatow stuff, any of those rated-R comedies. It's just the way it is. I mean, I'm not over it. In Nothing Feels Good, Andy Greenwald makes the case for emo as more than a genre - it's an essential rite of teenagehood. Greenwald doesn't fling recriminations or place blame, which While shallow celebrities dominate the headlines, pundits bemoan the death of the music industry, and the government decries teenagers for their morals or lack thereof earnest, heartfelt bands like Dashboard Confessional, Jimmy Eat World, and Thursday are quietly selling hundreds of thousands of albums through dedication, relentless touring and respect for their fans. And it makes the visits with them really fun for all of us. The whole Rudd family gets into the act: Smith asked Rudd's family, "Now, I know this is a huge group effort, but I have to ask you as sister and mom, to just brag a little bit about Paul.