Laurie Lindeen is the author of Petal Pusher, a memoir of her Midwestern childhood in the ’70s and her extended adolescence in the rock band Zuzu’s Petals. She teaches writing and lives in Minnesota with her husband and son. A well-balanced Libra, she enjoys ladies’ night out, cover bands, and dark beer.
Driving long distances to shopping centers, Laurie Lindeen discovers yesteryear’s Top 40 on the radio. The songs she missed, she now gets, and now she’s got to pull over before she breaks down.
After Laurie Lindeen was diagnosed with MS, she started a rock band and christened it Zuzu’s Petals. The same reminder that brought George Bailey back to his flawed life brought her back to hers. For both of them, it was proof that life is wonderful.
In the ‘90s she toured the world with her rock band Zuzu’s Petals. Now she’s trading attitude with the other mothers at Chuck E. Cheese.
The early ‘90s were a great time to be a female singer-songwriter; that is, if your name was Liz P-something. The former Zuzu’s Petals lead singer listens to a long-avoided album, and lays her axe to rest.