Driven by the frenzy of fan clubs, Beatles concerts, and endless dreams and meeting schemes, Diary of a Beatlemaniac: A Fab Insider’s Look at the Beatles Era romps through the heady, roller-coaster days of Beatlemania as seen through the eyes of one Philadelphia schoolgirl and her band of “Beatle Buddies.”
Compiled from the author’s own diary and extensive scrapbooking, and featuring a wealth of original photographs and exclusive interviews with Victor Spinetti and Hy Lit, this extraordinary slice of life peeks into the heart of an inner-city teen at the forefront of Beatlemania.
For Beatlemaniacs of any age, this memoir offers a unique glimpse into the groovy days of the Swingin’ Sixties and the chance to relive the magic of the pop-culture phenomenon called the Beatles.
"Diary of a Beatlemaniac: A Fab Insider's Look at the Beatles Era by Patricia Gallo-Stenman is the personal and deftly scripted memoir of 1960s era musicology and a must-read for music fans in general, and those interested in Beatles history in particular. While very highly recommended for both community and academic library 20th Century American Popular Music History collections, it should be noted for the personal lists of Beatles fans, students, academia, and non-specialist general readers that Diary of a Beatlemaniac is also available in a digital book format." -- Midwest Book Review
"This is an enjoyable, interesting perspective on the time and culture in which Beatlemania flourished. It demonstrates<p> very clearly that the young girls who were the most devoted fans were not so different from any other teens, and that<p> their devotion and passion could be healthy and even helpful in the process of growing up." — Catherine Thureson, Foreword Reviews (July/August 2018)