I spent a year following two rival Rolling Stones tribute band across the country, while the real Stones were on tour. Here's what a few readers said: 

“With the shrewd eye of an anthropologist and the enthusiasm of a fan, Steven Kurutz chronicles the rivalries, absurdities, and occasional ecstasies of bands who engage in the sincerest form of flattery. Like a Rolling Stone shines a generous and affectionate light into one of the murkier corners of rock and roll.”
—Tom Perrotta, author of The Leftovers and Little Children

"A fittingly free-form tribute to what rock music—and rock journalism—used to be." —New York Times Book Review


Attention Achievers! This handsome collection of spirits writing includes my story on how the White Russian became the favored drink of the Dude and Big Lebowski fans.


This anthology features my profile of the "Norma Ray of Dildos"—an owner of an adult boutique fighting the state of Alabama's ban on the sale of sex toys.