Front cover of Life on the Ledge by Ivor Hanson

1st Printing Features: Trade paper

Life on the Ledge

a memoir by
Ivor Hanson

$ 10.50 $ 14.00
Format:  Paperback
LIST PRICE: $14.00
PAGES: 220
PRINT ISBN: 978-0-9763895-3-8
RELEASE DATE: 9/1/2006


New York Magazine


After drifting out of his current band, Ivor must face that window cleaning is no longer his day jobit's his only job; he's not going to be a rock star after all. This, despite having played in such ground-breaking punk bands as S.O.A. with Henry Rollins, Faith, and Embrace with Ian Mackaye.


"Hanson is effortlessly sharp, insightful and funny."
Publishers Weekly

"Hanson's dreams of mainstream rock success might have never left the ground, but, from over 100 feet above the city's streets, he's acquired an understanding of something no less lofty and far more fascinating."
Washington City Paper

"Hanson is a good storyteller and he has good stories to tell."
Manhattan Users Guide


Author Ivor Hanson

Ivor Hanson is a freelance writer and window cleaner who has written for The New York Times, The Big Takeover, Time Out New York, and other publications. A graduate of Vassar College and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Ivor lives in New York City with his wife and daughter. When not working as a stay-at-home dad, he cleans windows around town.

For fans of

  • 1980s
  • CBGB
  • Dead Kennedys
  • Embrace
  • Fugazi
  • Henry Rollins
  • Hitless Wonder
  • Ian Mackaye
  • Joe Oestreich
  • Just Kids
  • music
  • Patti Smith
  • Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk
  • punk
  • Ramones
  • Sex Pistols
  • The Clash

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