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‘A great Australian rock ’n’ roll read’ – Steve Kilbey

In 1981, fifteen-year-old Nikki McWatters is living in a Gold Coast suburb, dragging herself through humdrum schooldays and dreaming of losing her virginity to a rock star. With three friends she starts the Vulture Club for aspiring groupies – and so begins a festival of sex, drugs and rock ’n’ roll.

As Nikki gets older, her conquests get bigger and the stakes get higher. From Australian Crawl to INXS, Pseudo Echo to Duran Duran, she is living her teenage dream – but is the groupie life all it’s cracked up to be?

One Way or Another is an irresistible romp through a world of pub rock, big hair, wild nights and mornings after. With irrepressible humour and a bulging little black book, Nikki McWatters recalls an age when everything seemed possible – even if everything wasn’t such a good idea.

‘A vivid, heartfelt trip into the human side of rock ’n’ roll … Painfully honest and insightful, this is a Puberty Blues for the ’80s generation.’ – Richard Lowenstein, director of Dogs in Space and He Died with a Felafel in His Hand

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