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Author Alexander Hellene's new Rush book Dreamers & Misfits: The Definitive Book About Rush Fans now available

Thu, Nov 12, 2020@10:14AM | comments

UPDATE - 11/27@11:11AM: The paperback edition is also now available.

A new Rush book from author Alexander Hellene titled Dreamers & Misfits: The Definitive Book About Rush Fans has just been released and is now available for purchase as an eBook, with the paperback edition due out soon. The book is a celebration and analysis of Rush fans, as detailed in the Amazon description:

There Is Nothing Average About the Average Rush Fan!

Rush, the legendary Canadian progressive rock trio, has a legion of devoted fans. But what is it about the band that inspires such a loyal and dedicated fan base? And what is it about these fans that has created this powerful bond between artist and audience?

The story of these fans has never been told . . . until now.

- Exclusive interviews, including Donna Halper, the woman who broke Rush in the United States, and Ed Stenger, proprietor of, one of the biggest Rush fan sites on the internet.
- Detailed survey results illuminating what makes hundreds of Rush fans tick
- An exploration of the interest, politics, faith, and philosophy of the millions of people across the globe who find meaning in the music and lyrics of Rush
- In-depth fan profiles, where Rush fans tell their stories about what this band means to them
- Concert memories, personal anecdotes, and fan favorite songs and albums

Dreamers and Misfits presents a celebration of Rush's music and the fans who inspired and propelled the band to such dizzying heights.

One things is certain: there is nothing "average" about the average Rush fan.

The book also includes a foreword from's Ed Stenger (me). The eBook edition can currently be purchased via Amazon at this location with the paperback edition becoming available within the next couple of weeks.