JOHN JOSEPH To Release Second Edition of The Evolution of a Cro-Magnon April 4th, 2017

To Release Second Edition of
The Evolution of a Cro-Magnon
April 4th, 2017
To Pre-Order
New York City Hardcore legend, John Joseph, frontman of the Cro-Mags, has announced the release of the second edition of his autobiography, The Evolution of a Cro-Magnon. The new edition will be released April 4th, 2017 and will feature a new forward, additional chapters, and photographs from John’s personal collection. John will be hosting two book release events in NYC and Los Angeles. Both events are free and will include a Q&A and book signing on-site. Full details about each event are below.
Upcoming Book Release Events
When: Monday, April 3rd, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Where: powerHouse Arena, 28 Adams St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Note: A portion of book sales will go to the Children’s Tumor Foundation. For more information on how you can help end neurofibromatosis, please visit:
When: Wednesday, April 5th, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Where: The Last Bookstore, 453 S. Spring Street
Note: Please note that our store has limited capacity (a mere 300!), so get here early.

Those wishing to get books signed will be asked to purchase a copy of the author’s title from The Last Bookstore. Any outside books must be checked with security upon entering the store. This policy applies to all Last Bookstore events unless otherwise noted. Save your receipt; it will be checked when you enter the signing line.

Preorder bundles, including a signed copy of the book and limited lithograph prints of the book cover (limited to 250), are available at Proceeds from the premium bundle benefit the Children’s Tumor Foundation. The Children’s Tumor Foundation’s mission is to drive research, expand knowledge and advance care for those diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis. For more information on John’s work with CTF, please visit:
In his autobiography, John recounts his hard times and spiritual redemption. A traumatic childhood in foster homes was just the beginning of John’s evolution. Before fronting one of the most important bands in the underground punk scene, the Cro-Mags, as well as Bloodclot, John faced homelessness, addiction, betrayal and insanity. Still, even his success couldn’t save him from a relapse that set him back to square one – rock bottom. The book is a raw and unapologetic autobiography about his life. Consider yourself warned. The events mentioned may or may not coincide with your life but the symptoms and remedies would surely do. The placid demonstration of truth presents an unmasked picture of his life.
On the announcement of the re-release of his book, John shared “A lot of stuff has happened since we released the book in 2007. I’ve updated information, added a couple of chapters and photos, but the message stays the same. I want to show others that no matter what they are going through in life, they have to never quit and never surrender. If you are willing to fight through it, you can get through anything.”
John spends time mentoring at-risk and incarcerated youths & adults, feeding the homeless and participating in charitable organizations that impact the streets he grew up on in New York City. He also has many other projects in the works including books, films and TV projects. Additionally, he is a competitive Ironman triathlete, having participated in 8 events including last year’s KONA World Championship. He’s replaced the Iron Bars of the prison system with the Ironman Triathlon as a way to constantly challenge himself physically, mentally and spiritually. John has also written another book, “Meat is For Pussies,” which is an in-your-face look at guys’ health which has become an underground success and has helped thousands of men change their bad eating habits and lifestyles.
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