My true crime and music memoir, Never the Same Again: A Rock n’ Roll Gothic, was published in 2004.
Read an excerpt here and buy it here. Never The Same Again chronicles my music career, my ordeal with Stage IV throat cancer with four percent chance of survival, growing up in the Hill Country, the murder of my girlfriend, Dianne Roberts, by a serial killer, living in LA with Lois and becoming a father, being a crime writer and nonfiction TV writer, novelist, etc.
“Never the Same Again is a harrowing, wrenching, spellbinding work of great candor and soul. Read it, think with it, dig it.” James Ellroy (L.A. Confidential, American Tabloid, The Cold Six Thousand)
“Sublett takes us on a ride through life that is crazy, funny, and sometimes deeply tragic, but ultimately, inspiring and always highly readable survivor’s tale.” Michael Connelly (The Black Echo, The Lincoln Lawyer )
Other notable fans of Jesse’s writing include Richard Linklater (director of Slacker, School of Rock, etc.), Joe Nick Patoski (Willie Nelson: An Epic Life), Robert Draper (Dead Certain, Do Not Ask What Good We Do), Reed Farrel Coleman, Ace Atkins, and the late Robert B. Parker.