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About me:What people are saying about BUCK OWENS: The Biography...
"Eileen Sisk wrote—finally—what every citizen in Bakersfield had already known for years, or should have known, the truth about Buck Owens, the truth local journalists apparently feared to tread—even after Owens' passing. By now, after the inevitable feedback, I am sure she realizes she just scratched the surface on ol' Bucko, the person. She has mined the past in a city where others in her trade feared to even shake the timbers." — Bryce Martin, pioneer country music columnist for the Bakersfield Californian
"I bought your book on Buck Owens, and just love the detail and passion. I marvel at your degree of detail; how you uncovered so many fascinating facts that most writers would simply pass by or not even try to get because it takes work." — Robert Hilburn, author of Corn Flakes With John Lennon and Other Tales from a Rock 'n' Roll Life and former pop music critic and editor for the Los Angeles Times
"Reviewers love the book while hardcore fans find it difficult to learn Owens might have been far less than perfect." — Don Rhodes, author of TY COBB: Safe at Home and SAY IT OUT LOUD!: My Memories of James Brown, Soul Brother No. 1 and veteran music columnist for the Augusta (Ga.) Chronicle
“This biography should be required reading for any serious country music fan. BUCK OWENS: The Biography is meticulously researched, the revealing saga of one of the genre's most flamboyant stars.” — Patsi Bale Cox, author of The Garth Factor: The Career Behind Country's Big Boom and Nickel Dreams with Tanya Tucker
“Eileen Sisk captures the real Buck. I knew him. I was on his payroll. I experienced the weird weaknesses. I witnessed the anger. Buck was a story like very few others in all areas of entertainment. Eileen Sisk is a tremendous writer. She has the guts, she has the ‘perfect subject,’ and she’s overstocked with talent. Her book is dynamite—a masterpiece, a sure-fire winner.” — Bill Mack, “The Satellite Cowboy,” host of Country Crossroads radio and TV shows
“Buck was one of the kings of country music but also a complicated man. This biography tells why.” — Michael Streissguth, author of Johnny Cash: The Biography
“Eileen Sisk’s fascinating but unsympathetic bio shreds the veil of secrecy surrounding the brilliant though tormented Owens to reveal a master manipulator with a heart of stone.” — John Lomax III, author of Nashville: Music City U.S.A., Red Desert Sky, and For the Sake of the Song
Eileen Sisk is the author of BUCK OWENS: The Biography (Chicago Review Press, 2010) and HONKY-TONKS: Guide to Country Dancin' and Romancin' (HarperCollinsWest, 1995). She appears as a guest on the Bill Mack Show on Willie's Place, Sirius Channel 64 and XM Channel 13 and was an award-winning designer and editor at The Washington Post (1982-1992). She has written for various newspapers such as the Los Angeles Times, Las Vegas Review-Journal and magazines, including American Cowboy and Nevada. Her professional affiliations include the Society of Professional Journalists and Investigative Reporters and Editors.
- Status: Married
- Here for: Networking, Friends
- Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada
- Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
- Education: College graduate
- Occupation: Author/Journalist
California State University-Fullerton
1976 to 1979
- Fullerton, CA
- Graduated: 1979
- Student status: Alumni
- Degree: Bachelor's Degree
- Major: Communications/News Emphasis