• Slanted

  • How an Asian American Troublemaker Took on the Supreme Court
  • By: Simon Tam
  • Narrated by: Simon Tam
  • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Biographies & Memoirs
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Publisher's Summary

When Simon Tam started an Asian American dance rock band called The Slants, he didn't realize that he was starting an entire movement around freedom of expression and discussions on identity. 

The band flipped stereotypes with their bombastic live shows and community activism. But when Simon applied to register a trademark on the band's name, the government dragged him all the way to the Supreme Court of the United States.

Slanted is the story of an indomitable spirit who so believes in the idea of justice that he's willing to risk everything along the way for the dignity of self-identity. Simon shares a deeply personal account that will take you from anime conventions to the Supreme Court, all in the name of justice. 

The story provides a raw look at our legal system with unflinching honesty and offers timely insights on freedom of speech, how to connect with others we disagree with, and the power of music.

Gripping, funny, enlightening, and ultimately uplifting, Slanted proves that no obstacle is too difficult to conquer - as long as you have a little heart and a lot of rock n' roll. It's an irrepressible story that is fresh, alive, and defines what it means to be American.

©2019 Simon Tam (P)2020 Simon Tam

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A book from the heart!

A wonderful story narrated by the author. Simon's voice is inspiring and engaging. His reading is conversational and easy to follow. I enjoyed this book. Great work!

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Loved the book and crazy love this audio version!

If you're a fan of the Slants, a fan of Simon Tam, or just a fan of good ol' fashion justice for all: you'll completely dig this book. It's amazing what can be accomplished through-and-because-of Music. Even up to the steps of the Supreme Court itself: the author remained a musician, band leader, and flat out rockstar. The content of this book is great in any format, but this audio version hits even harder since it is read by the author himself AND you get to hear clips of Slants songs and performances as they're mentioned in the book. Big thumbs up to that.